Why Good Journalism is Crucial to our Democracy

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Politicians spend a good bit of their time complaining about the media. But why should they have all the fun?

I’m going to join in, though I tend to get upset about different things than most sitting politicians do. You see, I don’t actually mind when journalists — whether in print, on television or online — treat what politicians say with skepticism. That means they’re doing their jobs.

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One thought on “Why Good Journalism is Crucial to our Democracy

  • August 19, 2016 at 9:44 am
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    Lee Hamilton has it right. I want a journalist to investigate and write only the facts, please allow me to judge the story. I don’t want the journalist and their editorial board’s politics to be part of the story. The anger and sometimes hatred directed towards media in general, is often self-inflicted.

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