What should be the criteria for a journalist? Why some are biased?
Some of the leading media anchors are highly educated, but lacks sense of understanding the society. Some of them are even unaware of histories and heritages. So, what quality journalist must have?
Fifty years ago, most journalists wanted to see the world. And though they had a liberal bias, that only slightly colored their reporting.
Today, they become journalists to change the world, not only open in their bias but letting it affect what stories they report and don't report and how they report it. This is how you get liberal figures of whom you hear no wrong, and if corruption or bad things are reported, it is written in a way to blame the conservatives. The political message thus trumps the truth.
Good journalists must set aside their biases and report the facts that are important to the story and to society.
There are few "journalists" on TV today. The news programs that were on the networks for decades have been skewed into "shows" in which various "celebrities" merely "chat" about current issues. Historically, TV newsmen reported the news objectively ("Just the facts.") Opinion was limited to special reports labeled "analysis." Until recently there were TV channels that leaned right or left, but more recently virtually all TV shows are biased toward the right -- especially so-called Fox "news?"
Everyone has bias; that, I expect. When writing editorials and columns, I expect the journalist to write from their point of view.
Reporting hard news is a different situation. They should be professional enough not to interject their personal, biased commentary.
Part of it is educational indoctrination. Surveys have shown an extreme imbalance of hard "leftists" teaching journalism, so no surprise that the next generation of journalists are even farther "left."
There is no effort to "understand" society, and history in education has become revisionist history, often teaching untruths and manipulated. Even the concept of critical thinking has been redefined.
This is why non-mainstream media has risen to such heights. People no longer trust the mainstream media. Unfortunately, a lot of the non-mainstream media is even worse.
Not sure how that can be solved at this point.
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