The Intercept reporter says the legendary Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite would not have been able to keep their jobs in today’s corporate framework, which has “neutered journalism and drained it of all its vitality and passion, reducing journalists to stenography drones.”
People who are not exposed to any news know more about domestic and international affairs than those who get their information from Fox News, according to a phone poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Because this is the most pressing matter to capture their collective attention, House Republicans moved swiftly to bring the issue of government funding for National Public Radio (or lack thereof, if they’d have it their way) to a vote Thursday. Updated
This latest report from the “Secret Money Project,” an ongoing joint project by the Center for Investigative Reporting and National Public Radio, follows the money trail to the sources behind independently funded political advertisements on hot-button issues like abortion and religion that are cropping up as the Nov. 4 election approaches.