Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Don't You Dare Question Our Integrity!

Brent Bozell: Believing the worst

Tthe MSM is now having their glutton fest over "Deep Throat". The problem is, nobody but the MSM cares. The MSM also doesn't care or believe that they have lost the trust of most of Americans. Brent Bozell gives many prime examples here. So what does the MSM do? They denounce bloggers as vigilantes and extremists - right wingers without credentials. Course, we all know what amazing credentials journalists possess. Maybe a college degree, maybe not. Is there a certification required? Nope. There's no credentials required to be a journalists. You just need to be hired by a publication and voila, you're a "journalist".

There is an unspoken but real impulse in today's media to see themselves as "independent" of America, even above America, not so much because they are superior to America but because America is so egregiously flawed. It is their role to shed light on America's failings. They're not keen at being seen as Americans. They choke at the idea of wearing flag pins. ABC boss David Westin tried so hard to be above America that he wanted to stay neutral on the question of whether our Pentagon is a legitimate target for terrorists.

It explains why so many reporters are willing to believe the absolute worst about our current government and its motives. So disdainful have they become that they are silent when fellow journalists claim -- without a shred of evidence -- that American soldiers are engaging in targeting and assassinating journalists hostile to America's foreign policy aims.

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