Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Lewis Wallace (pictured), who was fired from the American Public Media show for questioning objective reporting under Trump.
Lewis Wallace had a successful career on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” until he blogged about the meaning of journalistic neutrality.
“I think that the word 'ideology' has to be used very carefully But when people come forward with rather simplistic truths -- you already know you’re in trouble when they say they’ve got the truth -- and they say: 'This is what must happen This is how things work This is what dominates society' That’s an ideology"“I think that the word 'ideology' has to be used very carefully'".
He called himself an Oakland Occupier and a military vet, and he served up a dramatic first-person story that appeared on Truthdig and elsewhere in the media. But now his mini-essay has been retracted: "Leo Webb" may not exist. (more)