There is no need for you to mention Greenwald. We all know you keep The Intercept stuffed under your mattress with the pages all stuck together.kalm wrote:Excellent! I'm so glad you mentioned this (even though I haven't linked to Greenwald at all in this thread )Baldy wrote: Oh yes, and Glenn Greenwald is the foundation of objective and unbiased media. He is the North Star of objective journalism...our guiding light.
There is very little wrong with a journalist having bias as long as his writing is based in facts.
I've linked to this before but here's a reminder:
There is tons more information at this link to help you through this.n the original concept, in other words, the method is objective, not the journalist. The key was in the discipline of the craft, not the aim.
This point has some important implications.
One is that the impartial voice employed by many news organizations – that familiar, supposedly neutral style of newswriting – is not a fundamental principle of journalism. Rather, it is an often helpful device news organizations use to highlight that they are trying to produce something obtained by objective methods.
The second implication is that this neutral voice, without a discipline of verification, creates a veneer covering something hollow. Journalists who select sources to express what is really their own point of view, and then use the neutral voice to make it seem objective, are engaged in a form of deception. This damages the credibility of the craft by making it seem unprincipled, dishonest, and biased.
https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/ ... jectivity/
And here's an excellent debate between Greenwald and former NYT editor Bill Keller on what constitutes good journalism and the importance of adversarial journalism.
http://www.theguardian.com/media/greens ... newspapers
IOW's "fair and balanced" sounds great, and is a deceptive slogan for feeble minds.
The negative reporting on Snowden is based entirely on what establishment media is spoon fed by the government. Thinking he is a traitor is simply an opinion based on trusting the government.
Greenwald went all in on Snowden to validate his "journalistic" career, so I'm sure he wouldn't dare lie or withhold information to protect himself or Snowden. Not at all. Not one bit. Greenwald has never ever lied before.
It's ironic that you claim that nobody can provide proof that Snowden did X Y or Z, but then immediately make the emphatic statement that ALL the negative reporting on Snowden is based entirely on what establishment media is spoon fed by the government.
Where is your proof?