4th Generation Newsman "Embarassed" to be a Journalist

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Oct 25, 2008 3:13 PM
There will be time to sort through the tattered reputation of the MSM if Barack Obama wins -- and, over time, the American people come to understand just how much has been concealed from them in the interest of agenda journalism.

Even so, here's a precursor from Michael Malone

[W]hat I object to (and I think most other Americans do as well) is the lack of equivalent hardball coverage of the other side - or worse, actively serving as attack dogs for Senators Obama and Biden.  If the current polls are correct, we are about to elect as President of the United States a man who is essentially a cipher, who has left almost no paper trail, seems to have few friends (that at least will talk) and has entire years missing out of his biography.  That isn’t Sen. Obama’s fault:  his job is to put his best face forward.  No, it is the traditional media’s fault, for it alone (unlike the alternative media) has had the resources to cover this story properly, and has systematically refused to do so.

Note that Mr. Malone is no fringey; he's a former writer for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The New York Times.

Happily for the country, Americans are on to the bias in the press -- and they won't forget it.

Could this phenomenon help explain the junk rating of New York Times stock, the news that Newark's Star-Ledger is cutting its newsroom by half, and similar reports from the "journalism" industry that's failed Americans so completely?