Originally posted by vivify
I don't agree at all. Fox News does exactly what you're talking about, and they only present their side of the issues, "interpretation", and their version of "facts". The reason why "fake news" is so prevalent, is because news sources have lost their objectivity. News sources have lost how to present a full picture of a situation. Much of the blame is on ...[text shortened]... ctive. But complaining about the little objectivity and fair reporting we do have does no good.
"I don't agree at all. Fox News does exactly what you're talking about, and they only
present their side of the issues, "interpretation", and their version of "facts""
that's only the first step. obviously there is more to journalism. fox news presents their version of the issues and are easily debunked with a moderate effort.
"Seth Meyers, John Stewart, etc.., aren't "journalists"."
no? they don't inform the public?
"They're pundits who present a point of view."
all journalists present a point of view. listing events without offering context is worthless.
"Their purpose isn't to report news, but to set the record straight (as they see it)"
why do you think these are exclusive
"How often have you heard any of the people you mentioned criticize Obama for the drone strikes in Afghanistan?"
"Yet, I've heard them spend more time on "pussy-grabbing" comments than those innocent people being murdered. "
obama was getting out, trump and clinton were on their way in. that was the news of the day. what obama did was covered at its own time
"Samantha Bee, as much as I absolutely adore her, doesn't present "news"."
Journalism and news isn't the exact same thing. One can be an investigative journalist and not present news. Has anyone told you that there are thousands of rape kits across the US that collect dust because nobody would test them? For years? Samantha Bee did. Including the follow up that Georgia did manage to pass a law to demand these kits be tested (something i mentioned in a thread here that nobody cared about). That's journalism. What Don Lemon does is not.
"Journalism should always be objective, always showing what's at steak, and the consequences of any given action"
Journalism without a context is worthless. We are humans, we have opinions. Presenting something that puts X in an unfavorable light and saying it puts X in an unfavorable light is not subjective, is having an opinion and offering proof to support that opinion.
As an example, news that law X is being considered for vote is worthless. You need to be told why the law is good or bad. Who it affects. What the implications are. What is really said behind the legalese. News that Apple is releasing a new Iphone is again worthless. I need a tech guy to tell me what it does, how it is better/worse, if it is a good buy