posted on Nov, 17 2003 @ 09:31 PM
Your first statement is correct, i think...
It depends on your source. What many people think of as news today is either a talkshow on tv, or a sensationalit reporter like Geraldo. While both
are news, they aren't true journalism.
Most journalists today are young bucks, straight out of college who want to make a difference by reporting whats really going on. Unfortunately, they
also have to make a living, and the only way the can make that paycheck is if they give in a little to the network's demands. Thats how it starts.
Pretty soon the network is writing your stories for you, and all you do is put your name at the top.
Sad to say that your statement is fairly accurate. A large part of television coverage is prostituted sensationalist crap, just turn on your local
nightly news and see.
But many older reporters, and some new reporters are able to find gold in the #. And you have to find that same gold in the #. All it takes is
awareness, at ATS, I'd hope we knew when we were being led on. Don't let glitz and glamour fool you, real journalism is rarely a 36-24-36