Mediacitizen outs a White House reporter:
His crime had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with misrepresenting himself as a journalist in order to push an agenda friendly to the administration. Journalists, as the Fourth Estate, serve the public interest by challenging those in power with hard questions and thorough reporting, Gannon — or whatever his name is — did neither. He shilled for the president’s programs and presented White House press releases, verbatum, as news without giving attribution. This is not journalism it’s flacking for the party in power.
I don’t think Mediacitizen understands that shilling for the increased expansion of centralized government power and acting as a publicist for the federal government is exactly what almost every member of the ABCNNBCBS cabal does on a daily basis. Journalistic ethics are as mythical as the liver-devouring Promethean eagle and the idea that the Fourth Estate challenges those in power is thoroughly outmoded.
By Mediatoken’s definition, there are no journalists in the legacy media today. In fact, more than a few of them – Stephanopolous and Gergen come first to mind – ARE former government publicists.