Friday, January 13, 2012

Philosophy Wire: NYT–Should journalists be “truth” vigilantes? Yes! (or No!?) ~

watergatePhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-01-13]: New York Times wander if a journalists should be a truth vigilante and search actively for proving (or refuting) the new he presents [source: web news]. The vast majority of readers cried out loudly: YES! Majorities cannot judge on their own… They want guidance. They want someone else to tell them which is right and which is wrong They want to trust someone stranger with their life, if he is writing in CNN, NYT or the BBC… This is the sad truth of today: people have lost faith in their own ability to judge what they hear…

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