Shameful Journalism

That left Mr. Corallo with concerns that Ms. Hicks could be contemplating obstructing justice, the people said.

I don’t know how you can write this sentence and still remain in the profession of journalism. It’s more meaningful to write about high school basketball games in Podunk, North Dakota than to cover this deranged crap.

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8 thoughts on “Shameful Journalism”

  1. I used to have a much higher opinion of journalists, until I started working in a job where I deal with them regularly. I work with confidential information, and the amount of times “Legally, we’re not allowed to release that information” became “Government Office refused to comment” is beyond counting.

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    1. ““Government Office refused to comment”

      That really should be “Government Office declined to comment citing confidentiality laws / legal restrictions.”

      Journalism used to be a skilled (or at least semi-skilled) profession and not it’s something people dabble in while…. I don’t know what they think they’re on the way to….

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      1. Yes, but reporting that government offices are carrying out their duties as required by law is much less interesting than implying that there’s a “cover up” and getting lots of clicks and comments on your article.

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        1. Yeah… when I was in journalism we were taught we have to contact people and have to report that contact was made too (correct attribution used to be realllllyy important for legal and other reasons).

          But journalism has largely been de-skilled so that it can be outsourced or machine written with a few barely paid people who have little idea what they should be doing filling things out. Academica is the next/current target for de-skilling so that the more public research findings become the less academic value there will be.

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  2. …but isn’t it also possible that Hicks was contemplating what to have for lunch?Why do Mr. Corallo’s supposed speculations about what he thought someone else might be contemplating even matter?

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