Monday, July 28, 2008

That's the truth

The Internet Is No Substitute for the Dying Newspaper Industry

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig. Posted July 22, 2008.

Journalism is about transmitting information that doesn't care what you think. Reporting challenges, countermands or destabilizes established beliefs. Reporting, which is time-consuming and often expensive, begins from the premise that there are things we need to know and understand, even if these things make us uncomfortable. If we lose this ethic we are left with pandering, packaging and partisanship. We are left awash in a sea of competing propaganda.

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