posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 06:35 AM
I was just trying to think of a journalist that I respect and listen to. I really cant think of one. I am somewhat of a news junkee but I always
search the news item that I am interested in and read as many sources as I can, from as many countries/perspectives as I can, rather than frequenting
particular news sites.
I have no particular journalist that I turn to or that I trust.
I think that with any 'journalist' you must consider who employs them and take that into consideration when reading their 'opinions'.
Its sad that the only person that popped into my head was Sam Smith who is a sports writer for the Chicago Tribune. I never read the Chicago Tribune
but a basketball newspaper I used to buy ran his stuff in it. I always looked forward to reading Sam's stuff because he was great at the gossipy
stuff. Trade talk and rivalries and needling here and there. He was funny.
Sports writers may be the last journalists left on earth that have integrity. Most of them call it like it is.
Is there some journalist out there that is doing important things? Have I missed them? Does anyone know of an important journalist that everyone
should know about?
edit- I guess getting alot of perspectives is the safest. Its always interesting how journalists in different countries report certain things
differently, especially initially.
edit on 16-12-2012 by spangledbanner because: (no reason given)