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Monday, November 8, 2021

Journalism: The Ugly Truth

Intrusiveness is the nature of journalism; it is its sharpest and most necessary instrument and it is also its most agonizing responsibility for journalists who choose to accept any responsibility at all. Intrusiveness is journalism's power and its curse. Only taste and a sincere respect for accuracy can govern the power and remove the curse. Journalism is as complicated and as difficult as that. [Today, journalism is not only intrusive, it's  also vindictive and intentionally false. One could argue that a good many journalists today are pundits posing as journalists. It's no wonder journalists are about as believable and popular as politicians.]

St. Clair McKelway, 2006

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