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Response to merrily (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 07:50 AM

9. 'one news organization' is not 'one person'.

Note that I specifically pointed out there were more than one human actors involved. If the reporters had not agreed with the editors, they could have shopped the story around elsewhere to make sure voters were informed.

And I would suggest that the 'failure to speak' is a breech of duty for the 4th estate. Indeed, it's the centrepiece of their existence. We may have become blase to the rise of infotainment and the decline of actual journalism, but it is at least on paper why they supposedly exist. If the news does not have a 'specific duty to speak' then who does?

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