The greatest failure of today's media is reporting facts without context, Carl Bernstein, of Washington Post Watergate fame, told Stony Brook University students on Nov. 18 in delivering the annual presidential lecture.
Not too long ago, the Wall Street Journal led the media cabal in trashing France as leader of the “axis of weasels” or the cheese-eating surrender monkeys. On Monday, the Journal kicked off the week with a lede editorial that carried the shocking headline, "Vive La France."
Ray Suarez who worked at Public Broadcasting Service’s "NewsHour" from 1999 to 2013 most recently as national correspondent, is joining Al Jazeera America on Nov. 11. He will host a new daily program called “Inside Story.”
Newspaper stories and television broadcasts have never been more closely scrutinized by opposing political parties and other pressure groups for what they deem is unfair one-sided journalism. The effect is all too often the criticism of journalists not being fair in their reporting has resulted in no-news reporting.