https://libertyfirst.org/the-decline-and-fall-of-journalistic-integrity/ THE DECLINE AND FALL OF JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY Matthew Hausman, December 1, 2021 Mathew Hausman describes how mainstream reporters vent propaganda rather than communicating facts. They “manipulate news to fit their politics, disparage opponents, and belittle those who dare to expose their biases.” The US Constitution envisioned a unhampered press that would “safeguard against governmental excess and tyranny, [but] journalists abdicate this role when they engage in political activism through lobbying and selective reporting.” As Hausman says, “The decline of American journalism has been realized by reporters and editors acting as partisan foot soldiers instead of watchdogs.” They help enable “authoritarian government and dictatorial rule.” AUTHOR: Matthew Hausman is a lawyer, practicing litigation in Connecticut. He is also a long-time writer and commentator, writing on on a variety of topics, including science, health and medicine, Jewish issues and foreign affairs, and has been a legal affairs columnist for a number of publications.

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