The following discussion between Fox News host, Tucker Carlson and Alex Nitzberg for Accuracy in Media is something that all current and up and coming journalists should have to read and understand. We have strayed so far in this country from what journalistic integrity is, that a refresher course wouldn’t be a bad thing. Tucker and Alex discuss how a journalist should report all the news even if it takes you into an uncomfortable place and why it matters especially in an elections year. Read more on Carlson’s thoughts below.
As Written By Alex Nitzberg for Accuracy in Media:
Criticizing the current state of modern journalism, Tucker Carlson told Accuracy in Media (AIM) that journalists’ obsequious behavior, blatant bias and monolithic worldview have compromised the integrity of the nation’s fourth estate.
Carlson, a member of the Fox News team and a veteran journalist who co-founded The Daily Caller, asserts that many journalists bask in the presence of “the powerful” and are “…afraid to challenge anybody in power.”
“That’s kind of exactly the opposite of what you want. I mean the whole reason that journalists have a special kind of place in American society is because they’re entrusted with this job to kind of keep the powerful honest and to speak on behalf of the population and the second they go over to the other side and start sucking up to politicians for example, is the second they’ve betrayed that charge.”
Questioned about the media’s election coverage this year, Carlson opined, “I don’t think by and large they have been covering it, they’ve been advocating on behalf of one candidate against another.”
He explained that regardless of the election’s outcome, the media’s advocacy has destroyed its claim to objectivity.
Pointing out that a conflict of interest will arise if Trump wins and the largely anti-Trump media must report on his presidency, he said, “… how are they gonna cover that, the administration? Can they? Haven’t they discredited …….
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