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New Year’s Resolution for the Mainstream Media: Stop Lying

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

Leaking is the essence of the bulk of modern political journalism—a far cry from the police blotter of yore or the “who, what, why, when, where, and how” of the pre-Watergate days. Journalism then was not so high and mighty, and you could still pick up a newspaper with at least some certainty you weren’t about to be propagandized. Isn’t it time we went back to those old days for the new year? What about a resolution never to run an article based on or even containing anonymous sources? Plenty of other possible resolutions exist, but at least that’s a start. One step at a time, as they say. Unwinding this situation won’t be easy. We’re all biased humans, after all. But if some of us try, others may follow.