AN EPITAPH FOR MAINSTREAM JOURNALISM – ‘WE SUBMITTED TO THE STATE’

From investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald in The Guardian: 

“Like many people, I’ve spent years writing and speaking about the lethal power-subservient pathologies plaguing establishment journalism in the west. But this morning, I feel a bit like all of that was wasted time and energy, because this new column by career British journalist Chris Blackhurst – an executive with and, until a few months ago, the editor of the UK daily calling itself “The Independent” – contains a headline that says everything that needs to be said about the sickly state of establishment journalism:

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“In other words, if the government tells me I shouldn’t publish something, who am I as a journalist to disobey? Put that on the tombstone of western establishment journalism. It perfectly encapsulates the death spiral of large journalistic outlets…” (Link below)

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/independent-epitaph-establishment-journalism

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