Step Away from the Keyboard

Ron Fournier (former Washington AP bureau chief) inadvertently outed his own corrupt peeps.

2018_01 03 Fournier tweets

Tweeters commented:

  • That’s the problem.
  • I’m glad you didn’t include “report the news” on your list.
  • [Narrator] That’s not really journalism, Sparky.
  • This is the exact opposite of what journalism should be.
  • They don’t get into it to report facts?
  • Force change? I’m not sure that’s your job.
  • Save the sanctimony. You’re supposed to report the news.
  • So what you’re saying is they are agenda driven activists? Thanks for clarifying.
  • With all due respect, we don’t want activism, we want real factual news.
  • 95% of you people don’t even take economics or business courses, but pontificate on tax reform.
  • That must be why so many journalists are so sh*tty at reporting the news. Why don’t they go into politics instead, if that’s what they really want to do?
  • We would like “journalists” to report what happens, then let us decide how we feel about it.
  • It’s no wonder the public distrusts the media. People don’t want lectures from the press.
  • “[When journalists] attempt to be politicians, we can only point out to them that they are not as yet even good journalists.” –G.K. Chesterton

2016_10 30 Iowahawk journalists tweet

Sources:

Heretic by G.K. Chesterton: Free ebook
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/470/470-h/470-h.htm

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One response to “Step Away from the Keyboard

  1. Ting

    That Iowahawk is so witty. He is exactly right.

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