Even doubtful accusations
leave a stain behind them
Did the founding fathers want the communications industry
to keep an eye on the government for the people
or an eye on the people for the government?
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice;
nothing is safe that does not show it can bear discussion and publicity.
Are the less informed easier to persuade than the more?
Freedom of the press
is guaranteed only to those who own one.
A J Liebling
Can some believe what isn't,
or refuse to believe what is?
Are you certain
you’ve not been conditioned to think certain thoughts?
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are,
the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,
but the wrod as a wlohe.
Should news outlets intentionally misrepresent truth?
Do the few who control dissemination of most financial and political information,
enjoy relatively disproportionate levels of influence than the many who don’t?
If you choose not to know something,
especially if that something is something you should know,
you are morally blameworthy.
Robert P. Lawry
Director of the Center for Professional Ethics
Can business and/or political interests negatively affect investigative journalism,
by sheltering some from inhospitable exposure
while simultaneously disparaging opponents?
Why would Greensboro's news industry
want elections to appear to be closer than they are?
It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
Should some local news organizations who don’t,
disclose relevant conflicts of interest?
Lying by omission
One lies by omission by omitting an important fact,
deliberately leaving another person with a misconception.
Lying by omission includes failures to correct pre-existing misconceptions.
…Propaganda is an example of lying by omission.