The Science of Journalism

If I Had My Way
One Man's Opinion -- for what it's worth.


To: Glenn Greenwald - glenn.greenwald@theintercept.com

From: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 26 Jul 2015 11:00 pm CDT

Subject: 2015021 - Thanks, Glenn...

You wrote: 

Indeed. But that realization is equally vital for consumers of journalism. Journalistic objectivity is a sham, a horribly misleading and self-flattering conceit. Don't simply trust claims made in authoritative media tones - even if, perhaps especially if, journalists work for the most influential media outlets - unless they point to evidence that confirms or at least suggests their truth. And when consuming journalism products, always consciously realize that, even when malice or other forms of bad faith are nonexistent, so much of what is said and claimed by journalists is simply untrue. Again, that's an easy and seemingly obvious proposition to embrace in the abstract - few people would say they disagree with this - but as Nolan's tweets show, its visceral truth becomes most apparent from personal experience.

Again, Glenn, you have identified a problem -- and again, you have failed to take the next step -- determining the cause/causes of the problem -- and the corrective action necessary.

You and Paul Krugman, and his Very Serious People, he a great Economist and You, a great Journalist -- dead in the water for lack of understanding precisely how the system works.

Please see one of my previous posts: 

http://ifihadmyway.com/2015013.htm

Are you ready to take the next step??

To be continued (of course)

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

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