Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sad State of American Journalism

I'm disheartened. As I've followed the current political news, I've discovered that bias in journalism is no longer subtle. It's in your face and it's ugly.

My first "real" job out of college was in journalism. Back in the old days, you were supposed to report the truth and let the chips fall where they may. Now it seems journalists (it makes my stomach heave to call some of those people by that professional term) want to make the news as well as form your opinion for you.

Check out these two Us Magazine covers.

Hmmm. Now which candidate do you suppose Us supports? It sure takes hubris on the part of Us Magazine to create those competing covers.

Makes you sick, doesn't it?

5 comments:

Jan Parrish said...

I so agree. It's really disgusting.

lindayezak said...

Yes, it does indeed make me sick.

(pprmint, ACFW)

Trish Perry said...

I don't know if anyone else saw Megyn Kelly's interview with the editor of US on Fox News, but when she confronted him with this bias and the unsubstantiated rumors US had pushed forth, he essentially said, "Everyone was doing it this weekend, it wasn't just US." Can you believe an editor is resorting to the "but all the other kids are doing it" line?!

Shameful.

Donita K. Paul said...

I am appalled. Thanks for putting that up, Megan.

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

I saw that interview, Trish, and the man was awful. Worse yet, he was smiling and grinning throughout, like the cat who caught the mouse. He actually seemed *proud* of what he'd done to misrepresent the truth and print slander against Palin while praising Obama and his wife.

(sigh) Welcome back yellow journalism. GRRR!

Good to know Sarah Palin is fighting back, though. She can handle it and basically has said to them, "Bring it on!" Go Palin!