ORSON SCOTT CARD in his rant of a couple weeks ago at World Watch. He excoriates the legacy partisan press for its blatent journalistic malpractice — in specific over the Phony Mae / Fraudie Mac atrocity, but in general over its utter refusal to tell the truth when the truth appears to damage a leftist politician or sacred cow.
At the same time, I can’t get too worked up about it.
There never was a halcyon time when the press was composed of honest broekrs of information struggling to bring the truth to their readers. I submit to you that it is impossible for a human being to be objective. So it behooves us all to accept that our informers are biased and to take their biases into account. I find the plainly socialist Guardian UK to be a more reliable source of information — even when they lie, I can find it out or figure it out quite readily by reading between the lines — than a putatively “objective” source unaware of its own prejudices.