"...The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes." - John Swinton, Chief Editorial Writer, New York TimesWith the concentration of ownership of mainstream media outlets by a hand-full of corporations - all of which are large donors to political agents - all with lobbyists and agendas of their own, you can assume that the news is manipulated to manage politicians and laws rather than inform the public as a primary agenda. Where the truth conflicts with a financial, PR, or political agenda, the story will be sanitized or buried.
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What a laugh. On Sunday, the White House stood by President Obama’s position that he continues to be the most transparent president in U.S. history, despite widespread complaints from journalists and other Americans about a lack of information or apparent misinformation.
Last Friday night, I muffed an opportunity to extol the need for strong public records and open meetings laws.
The occasion was the Arkansas Press Association’s annual convention, where I received the APA’s Freedom of Information Award, which is given each year to someone who fights to keep publicly funded organizations transparent and accountable to the public. 643 more words
Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2014
Contact: Chapter VP Robyn Sidersky, 954-296-4407, or email@example.com
BROWN TO RECEIVE 2013 GEORGE MASON AWARD… 255 more words