This Economist article is fair enough. Transparency is important as is accuracy and honesty. The Foxification of news does none of these things howeve. Fox portrays itself as balanced is intellectually dishonest and a con job. Just as Pravda in the old Soviet Union was desperate to promote the propaganda that it was telling the 'Truth' so is Fox Good jounalism by The Economist. It's informative, insightful and shows context.
It is well-known that "news" reporting is no longer "news". The opinions of the organization, writer, and subject are simply skewed versions of the real story. Investigation of fact, and corroboration fails miserably with most op-eds written and posted today.
Reporters are now injecting themselves, their interests, and opinions into the story's they post to the public. ESPN presents an ominous very recent example, as it ruined Bernie Fine by accusing, trying, and convicting him in the court of public opinion, despite obvious knowledge that at best, the statute of limitations had expired. Boosting ratings by paralleling with the Jerry Sandusky at Penn State. A great lead-in to the financial contributions of a reporter by assisting victims ... More »
Media interference in the Jerry Sandusky trial, may serve as a basis for appeal. Journalistic ethics should have precluded reporters from becoming “players” in ...