Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Player, not a Referee

An excellent post by Wretchard on how the official press is used by factions within the Government to attack each other.
Absent any widespread reconsideration of the Post’s actions during Watergate in the three years since Felt’s identity became known, the press in Washington continues to serve as a conduit for leaks of secret information. They publish this information while protecting the leakers, and therefore the leakers’ motives. Rather than being a venue for the neutral reporting of events, journalism thus becomes the arena in which political power plays are executed. What appears to be enterprising journalism is in fact a symbiotic relationship between journalists and government factions.
Remember, everything you read has been put there for a reason.


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