Comments on: Obama, honoring Cronkite, yearns for old style journalism http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/comment-page-1/#comment-397476 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:31:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19962#comment-397476 hi eric h unfortunately we all suffer from the same complaint,we tend to believe what we want to believe,and the different media are catering to this reality.We can throw back different stats to prove that our side has the moral high ground till we are blue in the face.But in the end ,the out come of events will determine how history is written.If Iraq becomes a stable democracy and a strong supporter of America then Bush will get the credit.If the Obama presidency ends up like the Jimmy Carter term then the socialist experiment will hang around the democrats neck for many years.I will not try to make political capital out a possible another terrorist attack, but that will be a cliff hanger for dems as well.But if socialism comes to America and it is all that Obama believes, and he is right then he will be considered one of the greatest,But in meantime i will watch Fox and you carry on reading the New York Times.

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By: Daniel http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/comment-page-1/#comment-397431 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:30:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19962#comment-397431 It seems less that ethics have left the newsroom as that entertainment has entered it. Few of the men and women working hard for the 24 hour news shows are doing it without some sort of moral compass. However, no network has retained the news without adding in a healthy helping of entertainment to fill the gaps.

“All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.”
H. L. Mencken

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By: Eric H http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/comment-page-1/#comment-397371 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:39:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19962#comment-397371 They is very little real journalism out there these days. No network or cable news has a real investigative department and newspapers are struggling just to stay open. 24 hour news networks regurgitate the same stories over and over with the opinions of pundits replacing investigative journalism. In this case I’d have to change the old saying to No News is Bad News.

Steve, there was a day when the press didn’t need a watch dog, they were bound by something called ethics. A strange and unfamiliar word these days I know but sadly ethics and real journalism have both been killed by the repetitive non-news networks.

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By: Casper http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/comment-page-1/#comment-397340 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 07:49:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19962#comment-397340 There are some very loaded adjectives in the article above. We are still experiencing an exponential growth in information, both in quantity and quality. People are much more informed and opinionated than 20/10 years ago. No, substance is improving as more people get access to and debate quality information.

Beats me why modern ‘fad’ communication channels receive so much attention while Rome burns.

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By: Andy B http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/comment-page-1/#comment-397282 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 02:52:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19962#comment-397282 When I was young I was taught about “Yellow Journalism” in the early 1900s. It seems to be back in vogue in the early 2000s.

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By: Tim http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/comment-page-1/#comment-397250 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:26:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19962#comment-397250 …..yes, and we’re wishing for old times statesmen!

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/comment-page-1/#comment-397249 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:22:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19962#comment-397249 If news papers and journalists, in general are supposed to be a “watch dog” then (1) who’s watching the watching dog? and, I guess the dog can’t see to the right since all Fido sees is everything leaning left.

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By: Jason http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/comment-page-1/#comment-397219 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 22:04:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19962#comment-397219 I can’t get through more than 7 minutes of Bill O’Reilly.

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/09/obama-honoring-cronkite-yearns-for-old-standards-of-journalism/comment-page-1/#comment-397215 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 21:47:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19962#comment-397215 Gee, I don’t know. Why don’t you ask the folks at Fox and the Washington Times.

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