This article is re-posted from The Victory For Liberty Center. It is part of an on-going series.
Journalists are not always what they seem. Often, journalists are
incompetent ninnies who lack technical and business knowledge. Given
their incompetence, why do we continue to seek information from them?
is common to find various technical errors in journalistic
publications. Tools and machinery are often misnamed, shotguns are
called rifles, scientific terms are confused, and many other mistakes
are made on a regular basis. Journalists are continuously proving their
own incompetence, ineptitude, and ignorance. Often, anemic people with
little practical or technical know-how pursue journalism as a career
out of desperation. It is a field within which they can survive, since
the basic standards of accuracy and knowledge have been lowered
significantly. Journalism as a profession has become little more than
professional gossip. This field draws in all kinds of useless
individuals, who fail elsewhere.
Journalism is a
peculiar field. The interesting thing is, that journalists do not have
to be right. They are allowed to be wrong, and are encouraged to be
biased by their producers and superiors. Unlike in most professional
fields, wrongness is accepted, and knowledge is not a requirement for
employment. All journalists have to do is talk, and talk endlessly.
They do not even have to talk about real issues of importance. Call to
memory all of the "filler" stories we see on slow news days.
that we have established that the news media is a "low-knowledge"
field, it stands to reason that those who do not know much about
anything--except talking--fill its ranks. The journalists of today are
almost categorically amateurs at what they do. So why do we trust them
and the information that they communicate? Are we not continuously
finding errors in their material, and the projection of their personal
opinion upon news stories?
Many of us have come to this
Unfortunately, many Americans have not. Therefore, in order to
discredit the news media and to decrease the receptiveness of their
intended targets (readers and viewers), we must effectively communicate
this message. Once the general perception of journalists is lowered,
the public will be less inclined to listen to them. This is not a
dishonest tactic, it is actually quite honest. The American people need
to be enlightened about the typical incompetence of journalists, and
must assume an awareness that they are lied to on a daily basis by these
biased, political hacks.
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