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  •  There was a whole generation (4+ / 0-)

    of idealistic journalists that came into being in this country post-Watergate, with the intention of speaking truth to power and bringing it to light. That was the glamorous profession to go into at that time, kind of like MBA's a decade later, and hedge fund managers after that (note the hideous trend toward more and more naked pursuit of wealth with less and less redeeming social value).

    What ever happened to those noble warriors? They haven't hit retirement age yet.

    "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

    by NWTerriD on Tue Jan 24, 2012 at 03:01:42 PM PST

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    •  Many have been neutered by corporate owners (0+ / 0-)

      Reporters are pressured by editors and interviewers are pressured by producers, certain types of reporters and interviewers are promoted while others are ignored, editors and producers are pressured by their corporate owners, and the end product is bland, mindless, distracting crap that passes for traditional media now.

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