In a PJM article, Youssef M. Ibrahim notices a little something wrong with the MSM today:
“This makes it very difficult for the rest of us to do our jobs,” protested Jonathan Alter, a columnist for Newsweek. “If you don’t have trust, you don’t get good stories. If someone comes along and uses deception to shatter that trust, she has hurt the very cause of a free flow of public information.”
In the old days, it worked like this: politicians were supposed to be wary of journalists, and that’s how journalists earned the public’s trust. According to Alter, journalists earn politicians’ trust by being wary of the public.
And they wonder why we don’t trust any of them anymore?
OOPS, FORGOT: Hat tip, da blogfaddah.