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Response to Kaleko (Reply #64)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 11:43 PM

68. Ha - there is something

really nefarious about the heart game (!!!), but because it's for charity, it's brilliant.

I have to say that I find it terribly depressing that this is where you (not unreasonably) have landed, wrt the media.

As I said, Fox has flourished through their "there are no facts - so get a load of some real balderdash!" strategy.

There are facts. There are stories that accurately reflect the events they cover, and there are stories that are filled with lies.

The problem, as I see it, is that with all the focus on a mad scramble for the few crumbs left on the table, there just aren't that many places for journalists with the courage and desire to tell the truth. There are blogs that do that, but there's obviously a degree of cacophony when you're talking about the net. I think there was a time when members of "the reputable media" were in the game to expose, to inform, and to enlighten. I don't see a lot of that out there. There are definitely some "mad in the head" investigative journalists out there, and I have a lot of respect for those folks, because there are few risks they won't take for a story. But they don't run the rags, and the course is set by people with very little journalistic vigor in the bloodstream.

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