Comment 37104

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted January 19, 2010 at 08:00:49

Not than I'm a giant CNN fan, but sometimes I think the demonizing of the media is just a kneejerk reaction. Yes, they do dumb stuff, but they also do great things.

I agree-- they do. I do marvel at the courage of journalists who bravely go to places we wouldn't to bring us information we need. A free media is crucial to a free society, but I don't think it unreasonable to ask professional journalists (or ourselves, in other situations) to think precisely about what their goals are in a particular instance, and how best to achieve those goals while respecting the dignity of all concerned. It's not only and all about the story.

Comment edited by Michelle Martin on 2010-01-19 07:08:45

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