How Liberal Journalists Mislead Readers

By: Sunday June 15, 2014 6:59 am

The award-winning foreign policy journalist Robin Wright published a portrait of Iranian nuclear negotiator Javad Zarif in the May 20th issue of The New Yorker that is a set piece for high-level yet misleading journalism. Wright has extensive experience covering the Middle East and has written or edited several books on the subject. However she illustrates what many progressive readers have noticed as a recent rightward tilt to both the New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, an example of the latter being Timothy Snyder’s slant on events in Ukraine.

 

Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith Says He ‘Hates Advocacy Journalism’ While Defending Smear on Max Blumenthal

By: Friday November 8, 2013 1:10 pm

Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, speaking at the Columbia School of Journalism, disclosed that he “hated” advocacy journalism instead preferring the theoretical (arguably mythical) objective journalism. A posture where reporters are to present themselves as detached and free from personal bias.

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