Reasserting news values

The mainstream media is under attack like never before and I’m often at the front of the line. News junkies still consume information across a wide spectrum. Many people are simply tuning out, however, and living their lives without the intellectual tools to make informed decisions on matters of war and peace.

What happens when news becomes little more than propaganda?

Michael Massing examines the conundrum in the New York Review of Books.


Posting will be light this weekend. Deadlines approaching. If you live in Australia, enjoy the last days of free speech before the imposition of draconian anti-terror legislation.

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