February 15, 2007

NYT Speaks on Main Stream Journalism

The New York Times today explains the nature of establishment journalists :

Even as they exploit the newest technologies, the Libby trial bloggers are a throwback to a journalistic style of decades ago, when many reporters made no pretense of political neutrality. Compared with the sober, neutral drudges of the establishment press, the bloggers are class clowns and crusaders, satirists and scolds. (Ed: Emphasis added.)

Are they really neutral or just pretending to be? At least with the left/right bloggers we have a decent idea what filters they are using when they write their material. All too often the MSM pretense of neutrality or being fair and balanced makes us work that much harder to understand what has been left out or added into their stories.

Posted by Steve on February 15, 2007
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