The Sins of the Lame Stream Media


No matter the subject, there is always a “but”. Straight shooting reporting has as all but vanished from the pages and screens of the once Main Stream Media. No, longer do we hear the “straight skinny” on any story unless the object of the story or, the subject of the story is hated or at a minimum, disliked for whatever reason. Gone are the once “worshiped” Ethics of Journalism: I will place the preamble in this post and will include the headings for the rest.

Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility. Members of the Society share a dedication to ethical behavior and adopt this code to declare the Society’s principles and standards of practice.

Seek Truth and Report It

Minimize Harm

Act Independently

Be Accountable

In all areas, the alleged Main Stream Media sorely fails in all regards.

In these modern times of instant gratification and information at our fingertips, there is no viable explanation as to why whenever there is good news to report, it goes largely ignored in the hopes that it will be over-shadowed by any amount of bad news which can be scrounged up.

[…] Why is it that the Democrats ad the MSM won’t acknowledge this? Could it be that they have a vested interest in losing? The MSM, because that is how they have sold it, and the Democrats, because that is how they got elected…Both the MSM and the Democrats worked in tandem to get the message out: We will not be successful in Iraq. When evidence points to the contrary, silence, or people who should have remained silent or fired. When will this cone of silence be lifted? Could this be what Kristol was talking about? […]

There are thousands of examples of the Lame Stream being “Rather” lame in their reporting. It stems from never having to be pressured to report the Real Deal. It stems from never having to be accountable to anyone before The New Media came into being.

NBC still chirps to the tune of their moppets that Iraq is still in a civil war. I guess they don’t know what the definition of a civil war “IS”. Go here for a piece I wrote some time ago. Therein, one will find the exact definitions of “civil war”.

There never seems to be a balance in the current and modern day stories. It seems the once Main Stream dwell upon and wallow in negativities and a “woe is me” aura. We all know that there is Bad News as well as Good News. What is the harm in printing or airing both? Printing or airing one side to any story certainly violates the Ethics of Journalism. It leads one to believe that a prerequisite to be a journalist is to be unethical, biased and perform slanted reporting…just like our very own CONgress.

This sickness in the media isn’t limited to the American Media…not by a long shot. The Guardian rarely if ever gets any story right the first time…just like TNR. Remember TNR?

Ray Robison says Good News from Iraq gets mauled by the NYT on a regular basis. Why is that? What harm is there to report on the Good News? What journalistic gravitas is there to dwell on Bad News and negativity? Isn’t negativity against the mantra of Political Correctness?

Lynn Davidson reports on the incredulous Dishonest Journalists Award. Why does this even have to be? If journalists would be journalists and not the mouth pieces for their moppets, topics as this need not be.

The ethics of journalism has become the unethical misrepresentation of truth, justice and the American Way…at least here in the States. As I said earlier, unethical journalism isn’t limited to the United States…it takes place in Canada as well.

Atlas Shrugs claims that the disease of journalistic ethical nose-dive into lies, deceit and more lies, is due to BDS. The nose-dive is also due to “former MSM” types forming “independent” leftist blogs. Some journalists so-called are very much and deeply invested in defeat for America due to their hatred of what this country stands for. If they don’t like this country and what she stands for, I am with Mike Ditka…get the hell out and don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. Stop trying to change the country to suit your desires and wants when the majority of Americans demand the Traditional America to remain in tact.

Thank God for the milbloggers.

There is no viable reason and/or cause for the News Media to NOT talk and/or write or report on Iraq because the news is too good. This is an unethical practice and it infuriates me to no end and the old adage of “Bad news sells” is no longer acceptable. The only ones, or so it seems, that love to hear the bad news for America are the old hippies that haven’t died off yet.

The LATimes committed an atrocity against the United States in regards to Military Families and the story was shown to be false…no apologies or retractions came forward. That was a clear violation of the Ethics of Journalism.

I have written extensively on this subject and it still never ceases to amaze me how many people tell me that such and such is so and true because it is in the newspaper on the evening news shows. We have shown that the vast majority of the journalists so-called give “liberally” to the DNC and their writings bolster that party time and time again…another clear violation of the Ethics of Journalism. I don’t care who they give to…just report fairly and without the editorializing within the reports.

More journalistic insanity here, here, here, here, and here.

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