Media Admits Lying about ISIS & Islam

Vox’s Max Fisher Just Admitted the Media has Deliberately Helped Obama Lie about ISIS. “A key purpose of journalism is to provide an adversarial check on those who wield the greatest power by shining a light on what they do in the dark, and informing the public about those acts.” – Glenn Greenwald In addition to shining a light on what is done in the dark, a key purpose of a free, and independent press is to act as a fourth wall of sorts, protecting the American people should the first three Read more […]

Journalism Gets No Respect, Poll Says

According to a recent Pew poll, respect for the contributions of journalists to society has sunk considerably since 2009, dipping especially low among women. I wonder why. In an article I wrote on the fallacy of consensus science, I quoted from Michael Crichton’s brilliant 2003 lecture “Aliens Cause Global Warming” about the deterioration of journalism and the media: The deterioration of the American media is dire loss for our country. When distinguished institutions like the New York Times Read more […]

Why Obama Fails: The First Amendment Authorizes Spying On Our Own Government

Obama has now insisted that he does not want to jail journalists for “doing their jobs,” but many don’t find his claim to be credible. I think this is a teachable moment for Conservatives because Conservatives have insisted on all sorts of penalties for “Wikileaks.” In the United States legal system, a government can fire and prosecute government employees for releasing classified documents. What it cannot do, however, is prosecute any reporter or journalist. who receives such information, Read more […]

Journalism Student Suspended For Being a Journalist

Alex Myers is a foreign exchange student attending State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego).  While attending the school, Myers held an intern position in the school’s Public Affairs Office and everything seemed to be going well for Alex. Alex was given a journalism assignment in his advanced journalism class to write a feature article on a public figure, so he chose the school’s men’s hockey coach, Ed Gosek.  Following good journalism practice, he sought information from coaches Read more […]