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NY Magazine Article Doesn’t Explain Media Hatred But Offers an Example Instead

from The Daily Bell:

New York Magazine Makes “The Case Against the Media” Editor Genevieve Smith tells Folio: why now’s the time to dig deep into public distrust … On July 25, New York magazine featured a cover story that immediately sparked interest among those in media, called “The Case Against the Media. By the Media.” – Folio

At the end of July, New York magazine tried to investigate reasons Americans hate mainstream media without much success.

The article was very long and featured numerous interviews with journalists. So much obvious effort let us know this was an “important” story. But it droned on and on for 75,000 words without ever coming to a conclusion.

It was more like notes for a story than an actual article.

But no matter. New York Magazine basically wants us to understand that the media investigates its own. That was one of the reasons to write it. Now no one can accuse Western media of not trying to figure out what’s going on.

We were going to respond to the article, but it was just too lengthy and complex. At least this fairly brief Folio article, excerpted above, gives us something to react to, though it doesn’t really come to a conclusion either.

One of the criticism made by interviewees was that news reporting had become overly objective. The reporter was supposed to provide both sides of a given issue, and then you could make up your own mind where you stood.

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