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Glenn Greenwald rips 'resistance journalism'
« on: May 19, 2020, 11:33:44 am »
It seems even progressive journalists are admitting that journalism today is in a bad condition...


https://www.foxnews.com/media/glenn-greenwald-resistance-journalism-trump-era-russia


Greenwald reacted, "As long the targets of one's conspiracy theories and attacks are regarded as villains by the guardians of mainstream liberal social media circles, journalists reap endless career rewards for publishing unvetted and unproven — even false — attacks on such people, while never suffering any negative consequences when their stories are exposed as shabby frauds."

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"All professions and institutions suffer when a herd, groupthink mentality and the banning of dissent prevail. But few activities are corroded from such a pathology more than journalism is, which has as its core function skepticism and questioning of pieties. Journalism quickly transforms into a sickly, limp version of itself when it itself wages war on the virtues of dissent and airing a wide range of perspectives," the Intercept editor continued.

"When journalists know they will thrive by affirming pleasing falsehoods, and suffer when they insist on unpopular truths, journalism not only loses its societal value but becomes just another instrument for societal manipulation, deceit, and coercion."