journalism fo’ real

My second quote this week. This was the first one.

Quote from Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

Journalism is the only profession explicitly protected by the U.S. Constitution, because journalists are supposed to be the check and balance on government. We're supposed to be holding those in power accountable. We're not supposed to be their megaphone. That's what the corporate media have become.

from an interview in 2005.

3 responses to “journalism fo’ real

  1. But no constitution in the world can prevent human nature from giving in to its inherent flaws.

  2. Originally posted by Shaunak:

    But no constitution in the world can prevent human nature from giving in to its inherent flaws.

    Well said. In looking for something positive to say about our economic system, I've often thought over the years that capitalism seems to handle human nature better, greed for example, but now I'm not sure anything is being handled well.

  3. Well said, indeed!

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