Impartial journalism is much harder to find among today's budget choked newsrooms filled with activism, but it is possible. There have to be competent editors filtering submitted reporting to cleanse it of bias. Multiple sets of eyes are able to flush out even subtle bias and inadequate clarity. JOURNALISTS: Resolve now that whatever the verdict, you journalists will limit the subjective adjectives you use to report it. When a verdict comes in, it is not your role to call it shocking, stunning, vindicating, just or unjust. Report it. Stick to the facts.— Al Tompkins (@atompkins) April 20, 2021 There are at least three sides to every story. A complete report includes as much of these verified dimensions as can be
Our media business has fallen into the trap of taking sides. Many people throw heat at media outlets now for excessive WOKE coverage. As a result, lots of stories that may spotlight minority missteps are reduced in scope or ignored altogether. Media managers fear being labeled racist for prolonged reporting on stories involving crimes allegedly committed by minorities. That's a tricky measurement in today's WOKE culture. So many media outlets find themselves overplaying to the WOKE crowd to avoid blowback from Twitter bullies. The Cancel Culture is always ready to pounce on stories involving race. This week gave us two stark examples. SOHO Karen's first stories appeared 4 days ago. It's only a cell phone dispute but since there is a racial component
Activist journalism is killing what our information disseminating forebears spent hundreds of years building. Thanks, partisan jackasses. Journalism today. https://t.co/46dQvCprtl— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 4, 2020 Also, the English language is under siege. Yep. English is literally dead. https://t.co/hGVXeSNDV7— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 1, 2020 As I see @WKUBasketball call out @KentuckyMBB I’m wondering why them two along with @LouisvilleMBB and @RacersHoops don’t play a Big Four Classic every year. Would think that would make money in this state. Am I wrong?— Kendrick HaskinsWave (@KendrickHaskins) July 7, 2020 Those two, Kendrick. Those two. Are there no editors in today's world? Have we completely surrendered to cost cutting management? Yes. Here's a promising story. The BLUE ANGELS are here! Happy 4th of July, America!