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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Journalists tired of hiding their true colors?

It seems like every time I turn around another journalist is signing onto the Al Jazeera news network. Recent movers are Lucia Newman from CNN and Dave Marash from ABC (Nightline). Where throughout the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, Al Jazeera has proven itself hostile to the US at many turns one wonders how any loyal American could conceive of being employed by them. Well, perhaps that is all that needs to be said. Since most disloyalty speaks for itself I do not usually declare others as unpatriotic. It is funny how those who fall in this category are the first to ask "Are you questioning my patriotism?". Nobody ever does, yet they spit out this mantra as obsessively as MacBeth washing his hands. In this case I would question the loyalty and patriotism of a journalist who chooses to become employed by an entity many consider an enemy during wartime; an enemy aggressively engaged in anti-US propoganda.

I think other factors have driven these cross-overs to this extreme. I am sure they are frustrated over the state of journalism in the US today. The leftist journalists pay a price every time they indulge their anti-conservative, anti-Bush nature. Talk radio and the blogs take them to task answering them point by point and clearly showing their agenda and often foolishness. That must be a very bitter pill for them to swallow. While I think most news decision makers are happy to have a liberal slant, I think the oversight of the alternate media does result in some level of reluctant restraint. Lacking that restraint, the left leaning (almost falling over) media would in essence be an Al Jazeera. The BBC is a perfect example of this. In the UK, there is little to no such restraint and it is tough to tell the difference between them and Al Jazeera. So what is a frustrated journalist to do? Why, what we are now seeing them do by joining the ranks of an organization that has no inhibitions about being anti-American.

2 Comments:

  • At 12:09 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    The pendulum swings back hard, AICS. We all know how Fox regularly beats both CNN and MSNBC hands down, There is a good reason for that. If the margin widens even further, someday, it may justify another balanced network to start up, to carve out some of Fox's market.

    I think all we are asking, is for them to be fair when reporting. And they can be biased in commentary, but with both biases presented with equal emphasis. Fox has already proven that this is what most people want in a news agency.

     
  • At 7:57 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    That is all I ask, that they be fair and balanced. This is both in what they report and what they choose not to report. One of my earliests posts stated "Silence is a powerful tool of the media"

     

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