Friday, June 04, 2010

QotD: Journalism edition...

Joanna does a bang-up post about the four kinds of lies and which variety you're most likely to hear coming from your TeeWee speaker at six and eleven:
Journalism is a sacred calling, reporters are workers in the service of the greater good, and nothing can get in the way of that -- not even facts.
Fake but accurate, indeed.


Joanna said...

Wooooooooooooooo Tamalanche! Yay thanks!

Bubblehead Les said...

Isn't one definition of Propaganda the act of telling the same lie over and over again until the sheeple believe its the truth?

WV: sumpar-how to rig you your golf score.

staghounds said...

Those ARE the facts. The only ones which matter, to journos.

Same with the journal of any other profession. But you only see the JAMA at the doctor's office, whereas you have to wade through the reporters' house organ to get the sports scores, funnies, or horoscope.

You know, the stuff the experts know is most important.

Desertrat said...

I guess it takes a bunch of years and experience to get some sort of handle on how the media folks operate.

Like this current Israeli flap: The actual news is that the Israelis stopped some ships which were trying to run the blockade.

Beyond that, it's editorializing, not news. Editorializing is opinion. Opinion comes from interpretation of facts. That a person has a right to an opinion does not mean that all opinions are created equal.

And most newsies' opinions generally seem dumber'n hammered dirt.