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  •  It's not hard to understand why (3+ / 0-)
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    Yoshimi, a gilas girl, Willinois

    Fox News has done so much damage to what we think of as "news" and by association tarnished the reputations of everyone involved in the industry that I can't see anyone going out on a limb to help even legitimize them, never mind defend them.  Perhaps reluctantly at best.

    You'd think that they would come forward to help a fellow reporter, but maybe she's burned some bridges?  I don't really know anything about her.

    •  Down We Go (11+ / 0-)

      So the news cartel lets the government get another precedent of a jailed/compelled journalist, because that journalist's publisher doesn't meet their standards (that they don't really uphold) - and maybe just out of competitive spite. Which undermines trust of journalism even more. So the next journalist the government can compel can be less shabby - until any journalist can be compelled to reveal any source for any pretext.

      Miller was the big step. As much as I hated her, and wanted her lying sources to suffer, the shield was bigger than her and even the Iraq War. These little steps are the mortar around bricks like that which  makes the wall permanent.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 01:04:26 PM PDT

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      •  This. (2+ / 0-)
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        daeros, mikejay611

        There's a bigger picture and it seems few people are capable of seeing it.

        It's natural to try to protect people we like and causes we care about.

        But fighting for absolute rights, like freedom of the press, is a fight for all of us, even when the parties of any given battle may be very unattractive.

        We forget that at our peril.

        © grover

        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 11:50:26 PM PDT

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    •  You would think so. (1+ / 0-)
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      But the other news networks keep defending Fox in other venues, such as their seating arrangement in the White House briefing room.

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