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  •  A Journalist is Not a Jay Leno Talk Show Host. (12+ / 0-)

    S/He's there to expose fact, and when presented with a counterfactual guest, a journalist has a responsibility to stop the proceedings until and unless factuality will proceed.

    If the guest is there to lie the guest is there to leave. And the followup for journalism would be to explore the causes, consequences and motivations of the counterfactuality.

    That's civilization.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 07:27:52 PM PDT

    •  If a Journalist Would Open the Pandora's Box of (5+ / 0-)

      the motivations for the counterfactuality we're immersed in, it would be the biggest story in all human society of the past half century.

      Which is why it will never be opened by journalists.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 07:29:16 PM PDT

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