Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Came across the Nick Dudick piece on t_d today. So glad I'm still subbed despite all the nonsense. This is what I admire about American culture- these incredibly subversive grassroot people taking courage to defend truth and freedom. You may find them in unlikely places. You may find unlikely adversaries.
Now I've always trusted The New York Times growing up, I always saw it as a reliable news source. Can't say I used my brain critically when I read their pieces, I normally just take them for what they are.
Journalism is really changing nowadays, but it's not changing into new journalism. What I mean - looking at Julian Assange during the miserable Catalan independence movement these days, despite what he says about Wikileaks is about changing journalism- he is not a journalist, he does not have a journalist's attitude or code of conduct. He is, in fact, a politician. This is too obvious because of the matter he focuses on and the manner in which he reacts to it. Stoking fire on such an issue. The Catalan Independence- it's too easy. No one without a political agenda would be so invested in this.
The other alternative news outlets- Breitbart, obviously not objective. Some are entertainment. I mean, the new faces of journalism simply don't represent journalism.
I think it'll be really up to individuals, no matter what camp they choose, to find their own truth. It makes sense. There is going to be a lot of cross-references, your stance might be changing all the time and it's going to be harder to trust a party that wants to control you... which will turn out to be a good thing.
Anyways, the depletion of trust signals progress sometimes so.