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By Mark In Toronto (anonymous) | Posted November 20, 2009 at 15:08:43

Andrew MacKillop is an amazing reporter. This piece outlines the information given out by the G20 conference and the OECD press agencies and probes them for accuracy on every point to bring us the real story of what is going on.

What a refreshing difference that is from a great deal of modern reportage from journalists who abdicate their public responsibilities of disclosure when fed lines of political blather from representatives in public office, without doing their homework to either laud or debunk the statements made.

Would the trend away from in-depth reporting be indicative of the interviewees' control over the reporters' output? For example, if the reporter became known as somebody who probes deeply into whatever they are given without accepting it at face value, might they be shunned by their news sources; hence frightening them into reportage of whatever they are given as factual?

Just a thought.

Andrew MacKillop, have you ever considered taking a post at a school for journalism?

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