Sunday, November 27, 2016

Lies, Liars, and Damned Lies

From every Blade of Grass

 comes a link to CBS New’s Will Rahn and his confession of news bias. Remarkable.

Jumping on the way back machine I remember a newspaper reporter neighbor. We lived on a four block long street with no intersections that paralleled a main corridor two blocks away. The corridor had numerous school crossings and low speed limits. Impatient drivers would duck over to our street and drive past houses full of kids dangerously fast.  The wife and I drew up a complaint/petition letter to the city asking for something to be done.

Going door to door for signatures the newspaper reporter refused to sign. His explanation was, as a reporter, he must stay neutral as a matter of ethics. His wife said, “I have no such restraints. Give it to me and I will sign it”. I must say I respected his position.

Yeah, yeah, WSF, is there a point to this tale?

Why yes, there is.

Many jobs bring with it some loss of liberties. Government employees can’t run for public office. Medical personnel are obliged to treat people they otherwise despise. Military members give up a lot.

Ideally media people should be like my old neighbor. That ethic has long since eroded. It is refreshing to see at least one member of the 4th estate “gets it”.

Once again I am so thankful for the Internet. Let the (P)regressives bemoan “False News” as we great unwashed rejoice in having some chance of learning the truth.



LL said...

There once was a generation of journalists who had ethics and had pride in their profession. Today, it's as rare as finding a hen's tooth.

Old NFO said...

I don't think today's reporters can spell ETHICS, much less understand them... sigh

Well Seasoned Fool said...

They think their shit doesn't stink. It does.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

They spell ethics "ego".

Momma Fargo said...

What OldNFO said. Who knew the world is not perfect in the liberal ways? I am so glad the right has coping skills. Otherwise we would be throwing tantrums and burning things.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Being a contrarian, I should point out that marches and demonstrations is very effective foreplay, just saving.