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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:23 AM

All the News thats Fit to be Edited (by political operatives)

via truthdig:


Shame on the News: Apparently the Powerful Get to Edit Their Quotations
Posted on Jul 16, 2012


The New York Times reports that it is now commonplace for everyone from campaign advisers to the Treasury Department to edit and approve quotes before journalists allow themselves to print them. Keith Olbermann calls it “appalling,” and that’s being nice.

Journalists are supposed to fight for the truth on behalf of their readers, not sniff around for table scraps from politicians.

According to the Times, “From Capitol Hill to the Treasury Department, interviews granted only with quote approval have become the default position. Those officials who dare to speak out of school, but fearful of making the slightest off-message remark, shroud even the most innocuous and anodyne quotations in anonymity by insisting they be referred to as a ‘top Democrat’ or a ‘Republican strategist.’” ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/shame_on_the_news_apparently_the_powerful_get_to_edit_their_quotations_2012/?ln



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:27 AM

1. Hmm

Me: I think Mitt Romney is a sociopathic bully, liar, and vulture capitalist who
made money off the backs of those people and companies he bankrupted
for profit.

Edited by campaign staff before publishing: Mitt Romney is a capitalist
who made money.

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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:28 AM

2. it's been tragic watching our media die right before our very eyes...tragic

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