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  •  edrie's comments are (3+ / 0-)

    pretty much spot on in her assessment of that diarist's writing qualities.

    Radack isn't a particularly good writer, which applies to a great many people on the intertoobz. Just because you get to put your words into print does not make you a journalist.

    Inaccuracies, slanted writing, bias -- those are not journalism. And I recognize that many, perhaps most, people reading here have no idea what real reporting is, given that it is notable for its absence in American discourse of late.

    There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from Midtown and how late is it open? -- Woody Allen

    by Mnemosyne on Tue May 07, 2013 at 04:11:23 PM PDT

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    •  i had the great honor to work at cbs radio network (4+ / 0-)

      news - to work with the tv group, too - to work as crew on the macneil/leher newshour.

      i had the GREAT privilege to sit beside douglas edwards, sing our school song together with charles kuralt, arrange an interview with nureyev for reid collins, ALMOST become walter cronkite's personal assistant when he retired (but he wanted someone who could commit more than two years), to do research for special events, to sit with the editors and writers in that newsroom.

      i was the "stringer" (unpaid) reporting on the drunk who drove through the st paddy's parade in ny, stopped rather from saying that jim brady had died when all the other networks reported prematurely on his "death".

      i take "news" and "journalism" very seriously because i've seen it.  as a tem administrative assistant with cbs, i also had to read and sign the standards and practices manual - and, over the years, got to work in that newsroom for multiple vps, directors, etc.

      i love the news and i love the INTEGRITY of reporting.  that is why i give raddack hell for her lack of objectivity masked as "reporting".  make it an opinion piece and leave it at that - i'll still challenge the premise... just as i gave sirota hell for his misrepresentation of situations like the video ambushing and excoriation of dave obey in the halls of congress by tina whosywhatsit.

      truth is all we have to preserve a free society.  truth can be backed up with facts from multiple sources, tripled checked and verified and reported without coloration.

      that is why i don't remain silent.

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 04:26:08 PM PDT

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