American Journalism is Dying

Well, maybe not dying. But it certainly isn’t in great shape. For example, let’s compare recent headlines; One from Fox News, operating out of New York, and one from Al Jazeera, operating out of Qatar.

Fox News:

“Obama vs. Fox News — behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization”

Al Jazeera

“Syria confirms Israeli airstrike”

See the difference? And before you accuse me of having a “left-wing communist agenda,” know that ultra-liberal bastion The Huffington Post is not immune.

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This is by no means a new argument, but it remains an important one. The news outlets are only partially to blame. We as consumers of media have to accept our share of blame. We’ve allowed ourselves to be more caught up in celebrity gossip than the well-being of our fellow man. We can’t say for sure why Israel and Syria are at each other’s throats, but we need to know the status of Kim and Kanye’s baby as soon as it hits the delivery room. People die in bloody wars in the Middle East while we compare dresses at the Golden Globes. I am guilty. We are all guilty. But it’s time to make a change.




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