A self-respecting and free press would routinely question authority, ask those in high office tough questions, and cover nationwide popular uprisings.
A target-rich environment for authentic journalism would seem to include the likes of Barack Hussein Obama and his anti-Constitutionalist agenda, not to mention a national Tea Party movement rising up in opposition.
Reporting should be driven by a passionate commitment to truth, not by an activist's hunger to "change the world" or "make a difference."
There is, of course, a place for activism. But not in journalism. Even the most political activism -- if it is to be distinguished form religious or secular cultism -- should be rooted in fact, an openness to evidence, and a willingness to adjust one's theories about life to objective realities that structure the external world.
But something is seriously awry, notes Bruce Walker at American Thinker: "Freedom of the press, like almost all our constitutional protections, has been murdered by the courts and the Left."
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