Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on Journalism Ethics for Allen Johnson

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,
then they fight you, then you win."

"One thing we have endeavoured to observe most scrupulously,
namely, never to depart from the strictest facts...

Our duty is very simple and plain.

We want to serve the community...

We believe in the righteousness of the cause,
which it is our privilege to espouse.

...Facts we would always place before our readers,
whether they are palatable or not, placing them constantly before the public in their nakedness
that ...misunderstanding ...can be removed."

"A good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul.

Disobedience of the laws of an evil state is therefore a duty."

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

1 comment:

W.E. Heasley said...

Dear Triad Watch:

Re: Journalism Ethics for Allen Johnson.

Mr. Johnson’s “journalism” is based on the-way-things-ought-to-be. Mr. Johnson has a paint set made up of purely political concepts of fair, greed, social justice, etc. The painting rendered is put forth as fact when in reality it’s merely notional without empirical underpinnings.

The “journalism” is complete with arguments through verbal virtuosity. In the end, Mr. Johnson merely paints a canvass which is a reflection of the world in his own self-image.