Investigative journalism?

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  • Grover Salt Lake City, UT
    June 23, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    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 the day.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    June 23, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    Where is the Obama is responsible for everything conspiracy?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 22, 2013 5:42 p.m.

    Irony of the day --

    The very next DN letter to the editor;
    about the need to NOT have 'Investigative journalism’ into Utah AG John Swallow.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    June 22, 2013 4:26 p.m.

    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!

  • CLM Draper, UT
    June 22, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    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.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    June 22, 2013 11:13 a.m.

    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.

  • Edgar Samaria, ID
    June 22, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    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?

  • FreedomFighter41 Orem, UT
    June 22, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    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.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    June 22, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    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!

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    June 22, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    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.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 22, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    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.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 22, 2013 7:36 a.m.

    Maybe it's just that your accusations aren't really true, Fred.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    June 22, 2013 5:35 a.m.

    Isn't Fox News and Rush Limbaugh keeping these stories alive for you? I just saw another birther story just the other day...

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 22, 2013 12:06 a.m.

    Even Mitch McConnell admitted that there is no link between the IRS "scandal" and the White House.