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.
Truthdig staff members sat down Thursday with the host of The Young Turks to discuss his bid to shake up the Democratic Party.
Lewis Wallace had a successful career on American Public Media’s “Marketplace” until he blogged about the meaning of journalistic neutrality.
Some of the world’s most respected think tanks are swayed by corporate interests, The New York Times reports, and researchers working within the groups often have conflicts of interest.
Do you think the mainstream media is being fair in its coverage of Donald Trump? Or has it abandoned objectivity? Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and the Truthdig team discussed on Friday.
The energetic host is a journalist who puts his principles and passion into action. He was arrested Monday at a Capitol Hill protest. But what is more important is that his hard-hitting reports are free of an "objectivity" that distorts the truth.
“As usual when someone commits a real act of journalism aimed at the most powerful in the U.S., those leading the charge against him are other journalists, who so tellingly regard actual journalism as a gauche and irreverent crime against those who wield the greatest power and thus merit the greatest deference,” writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.
It is assumed, as a divine command, that the journalist should be “impartial, objective, balanced and fair” as a prerequisite for being a true “professional.”
In an attempt "not to judge either side" involved in the anti-corporate demonstrations that have gone on near Wall Street since Sept. 17, New York Times reporter Brian Stelter used the word "battle" in a tweet to describe Saturday's altercation between police and protesters, in which officers pepper-sprayed apparently peaceful demonstrators. (more)