Why do we need investigative journalism when it is so much easier (and cheaper)
to just make up whatever story your partisan slant requires. We have made
millionaires out of people who do just that and newspapers are disappearing by
Where is the Obama is responsible for everything conspiracy?
Irony of the day -- The very next DN letter to the editor;about the need to NOT have 'Investigative journalism’ into Utah AG
The answer to this question is illustrated with just two names: Eric Holder and
James Rosen! But you didn't read about it in the newspapers or see it
covered on any of the mainstream media did you? But who are you going to
believe, the Obama apologists? They wouldn't lie would they? Opps,too late,
Holder was caught on camera lying through his teeth! Even your emperor Obama
weighed in on this and said it is "inappropriate for government to keep
journalists from doing their jobs". Notice, nothing has happened to Holder!
There are no investigative journalists left in the USA. The few still brave
enough to continue real investigative reporting now publish in UK newspapers. If
"journalists" here want to keep their jobs, they must become willing
mouthpieces for Washington,DC. The only information we get in MSM is managed by
the statements of Washington's "official sources", and the only
leaks not prosecuted are those that put the executive office--regardless which
party appears to be in power at the time--in a favorable light.
Fred, you are a victim. A victim of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity.
As far as investigative journalism, it is so watered down that the corporate
media bowed to the war whims of the prior administration. You yourself did not
protest a war chasing personal demons of Bush, Chaney and company. You did not
protest the embassy attacks then nor did you scream when the IRS
"investigated" the NAACP or the groups that protested that war. You
didn't write letters when the VP outed a CIA agent for political purposes
or maybe you thought the building in Bluffdale was built for social purposes.
It seems to me you have a selected memory and until you participate in changing
the system you are the scandal.
HaHa said, "If obama was a republican, you would see some heavy
investigative activity, by the press, and you might even see a little
"inventing" of news stories. "4500 brave soldiers died
in the Iraq War and another 30,000 have life long disabilities because of the
lies told by the previous president. Not only did the mainstream media NOT
investigate these lies before the tragedy happened but they promoted the
president's position in their coverage. Since then, most of the major
newspapers, but not all of them, have admitted their mistake. How many people
from that administration are in jail or even lost their jobs. The National
Security Advisor to the president irresponsibly said at the time, "We
don't want the next smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud" knowing it
would scare the daylights out of the American public and yet, she was eventually
promoted to Secretary of State and today enjoys the adoration of millions.
Where was the investigation of her? Was the press "Just a bunch of Bush
Junkies" back then?
This is a prime reason as to why you cannot believe everything that is reported
on Foxnews and AM Radio. All these issues have either been resolved or debunked
weeks ago. Please, find a new conspiracy to pin on Obama or get out.
Don't hold your breath Fred! If obama was a republican, you would see some
heavy investigative activity, by the press, and you might even see a little
"inventing" of news stories. However obama is a leftist hero of the
national press, and they will do anything to win favor with the guy, which
includes burying negatives stories about the anointed one and his
administration. The press is a bunch of obama groupies, and they just want these
scandals to quickly go away, and they have a lot of power to make that happen!
Mostly what you get in the local press is a combination of AP regurgitations and
syndicated columns with a little innocuous and largely "pc" local
reporting. There is very little investigative reporting to be found. Freedom
of the press is great if it is exercised, pointless otherwise. The
best thing about the Deseret News is its forums!The national press
is mostly 'liberal' and digs little liberal dirt. We do have a much
more conservative broadcast media (radio only) but even there more and more talk
shows seem to rely on British newspapers to report what is not reported here.
The only "scandel"!going on is the very active conserecy theorist tryi
mg their best to stay relevant in a world that passed them by.
Maybe it's just that your accusations aren't really true, Fred.
Isn't Fox News and Rush Limbaugh keeping these stories alive for you? I
just saw another birther story just the other day...
Even Mitch McConnell admitted that there is no link between the IRS
"scandal" and the White House.