Some valid food for thought in this post from Stephen Dennstedt.
Today it is very hard to find unbiased news reporting. When I was a kid growing up in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s we trusted our news sources. At one point in time Walter Cronkite was voted the most trusted man in America. *Cronkite never let his personal politics intrude on his news reporting. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case.
Note: There was one time, shortly after the 1968 Têt Offensive in Vietnam, when he shared his conclusions about the Vietnam War. But that was done only after getting permission and clearly stating that it was his opinion (see statement here). Lyndon B. Johnson’s famous reply: “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.”
I can even remember a time (not so very long ago) when newspapers, radio and television made a clear distinction between hard news reporting and OpEd (opinion editorial) commentary. Such is not…
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