Journalism Crossing a Line

By Richard Nelson

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May 7, 2019

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One of the great freedoms we enjoy as Americans is the freedom of the press. The news media bills itself as a watchdog government, which benefits all of us when they tell us what's going on. But in many cases the news media sacrifices objectivity and the story becomes promotion of partisan politics.  There was an extreme example of this in recent editorial cartoon that ran in the Louisville Courier-Journal. The cartoon depicted an airplane with the name of President Trump flying into the World Trade Center. It's nothing new for big news media to harshly criticize President Trump. But to equate him with a terrorist bent on destruction of the United States is divisive and irresponsible. It's also one reason why far-left news outlets like the Courier-Journal are losing subscribers.

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