Monday, October 20, 2008

Finally, Some Self-Examination in the Media

Reason, Rational Self-Interest

Orson Scott Card, a Democrat and a reporter, takes Democrats and the media to task for their long-standing political double standard in Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn on the Lights? An excerpt:

Your job, as journalists, is to tell the truth. That's what you claim you do, when you accept people's money to buy or subscribe to your paper.

But right now, you are consenting to or actively promoting a big fat lie—that the housing crisis should somehow be blamed on Bush, McCain, and the Republicans. You have trained the American people to blame everything bad—even bad weather—on Bush, and they are responding as you have taught them to.

If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth—even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate.

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1 comment:

Ryan Alger said...

I have been a big fan Orson Scott Card for awhile now, his Ender’s Game series is great (I also like his Maker series, as well as his stand alone novels); and while it may be true that he is a Democrat, he seems to drift towards traditional conservativism in everything I have read by him (fiction and non-fiction.)

He is also a practicing Mormon, and often writes articles about liberals that you can find at his website: