JOURNALISM (webster): 1a : the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media. 2b: writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation
Truthful, not neutral. pic.twitter.com/gJgNwFyvWf
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) October 13, 2016
MODERN ‘JOURNALISM’ As ‘Defined’ By Christiane Amanpour (CNN International Reporter)
We always thought Christiane Amanpour was a op-ed broadcaster rather than a reporter and journalist , which she portends to be by her recent comments (below).
‘Truthful, not neutral,’ is Amanpour’s new mantra, apparently, well -timed to go against President Trump’s ‘fake news’ bandwagon that has picked up more and more steam. Interesting that she even feels the need to defend herself. If she’s confident in her reporting she shouldn’t have to say anything.
Now, the problem. If Amanpour is a news reporter she HAS to be neutral AND truthful. The two go together. One reports the truthful news , even if it is ‘favorable’ to one political point. It’s not really even a matter of neutrality. Simply report the facts, based on several, balanced sources. If there’s any doubt quote two sources from opposite sides of the spectrum.
Fox News, in the noted liberal Harvard study (below) showed a balanced result. On Fox you’ll usally see one person interviewed representing the liberal side of an issue and one person representing the conservative side. With CNN you’ll often see as many as eight panelists representing the liberal point of view with perhaps one, at most, representing the conservative viewpoint. Whatever she thinks about herself, we know Amanpour is working for a DIShonest and UN-neutral network