Monday, July 25

On the importance of being earnest and doubtful

Two posts today, "Epoch Times vs Xinhua News Agency" and "Medienkritik vs Der Quackenspiegel," expand on my observations in Saturday's post about the difficulty the public faces in trying to obtain a reasonably accurate account of the day's news. Yet both posts relate heartening evidence that the earnestness that nourishes good journalism is very much alive and well.

Also, I received advice from a very wise media guru that I pass on to you:

Doubt all information, then eliminate what must be impossible; keep all information that you cannot eliminate as outside the laws of physics.

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