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What should one do with fake news journalists? – a critical view

PJ Media is one of a very few truly excellent independent news and opinion outlets. Recently they ran a piece entitled “Should Journalists Go to Jail for Spreading Russia Lies?” The writer puts forward the title question in a very straightforward way with the first instinctual answer being “no.” However, the author goes on to…
pollak:-the-public-responsibility-of-a-political-journalist

Pollak: The Public Responsibility of a Political Journalist

In 1973, as Israel was reeling from a surprise attack on Yom Kippur, Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan was in a state of shock. The overconfident Dayan, the hero of the Six Day War, had been certain the Arab states would never strike. But with Syrian tanks poised to descend the Golan, and Egyptian infantry…
should-publishing-lies-be-a-crime?

Should Publishing Lies Be a Crime?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker Writing or otherwise saying lies should be civilly but not criminally illegal, but publishing lies needs to remain entirely legal unless the publisher has not practiced due diligence to exclude falsehoods. The responsibility to avoid expressing lies is 100% the responsibility of the violator, the person who lies;…
the-next-generation-of-journalists-wants-to-comfort-the-comfortable-&-afflict-the-afflicted

The next generation of journalists wants to comfort the comfortable & afflict the afflicted

Via RT… A renowned journalism school’s paper recently apologized for ‘traumatizing’ students by posting photos of their participation in a public protest. Is protecting people from the consequences of their actions now the media’s duty? The purpose of journalism is “comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable,” according to a quote frequently attributed to newspaper baron William…
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