Talk:Media and corruption

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Media Responsibility[edit]

Thanks for this article.

It is important to recognize that while freedom of the press is necessary, it is not sufficient. Freedom of the press provides the space to allow responsible journalism, along with plenty of space for irresponsible journalism. We need responsible journalism.

The New York times, Breitbart news, and InfoWars certainly have different intents, journalism standards, and effects. Responsible journalism is intellectually honest; the journalists must be primarily motivated toward true beliefs.

We need to clearly differentiate among Journalism, infotainment, public relations, advertising, propaganda, disinformation, and fake news. We need to be explicit about intent, conflicts of interest, and journalism standards.

What the news pays attention to is as important as the factual accuracy. Failing to report on important news while distracting us with shiny objects does not lead to an informed public. --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 11:08, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Agreed. Thanks for your comments.
Sadly, the same funding mechanisms have produced the New York Times, which helped stampede the "Coalition of the Willing" into invading Iraq in 2003 on grounds that could have been questioned more severely at the time, based, e.g., on the 1994 Riegle Report. And many things have become public since then that raise questions that the mainstream media refuse to ask, e.g., about The 28 Pages. DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 21:23, 5 August 2018 (UTC)