Levin: ‘We’re back to yellow journalism’

· January 23, 2019  
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Tuesday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin lit into the American media for their lack of standards and the blurred line between fact and opinion rampant in journalism today.

“Freedom of speech and freedom of the press go hand in hand. And when you have almost a monopolistic, pack mentality — groupthink — in the mass media and the major media, it undermines a republic. Look at it as free speech: If speech pretty much only went one way, you wouldn’t have a free society, now would you?” Levin said.

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Levin pointed out that unlike lawyers, doctors, or other professionals, journalists are not held to rules of professional conduct.

“They’re the ones destroying freedom of the press. The mass media are committed, in this country, to sabotaging this presidency, and that undermines this republic. I’m not talking about tough, aggressive reporting, I’m talking about advocacy. That’s what I’m talking about. And so you have the BuzzFeed situation. You have the Covington situation. You have the Kavanaugh situation. You have endless false reporting about the president and Russia; about his children and Russia. And so they issue their apologies and their corrections — if they issue their apologies and corrections — and they move on,” he said.

“These people will self-servingly tell you that ‘we can still be objective.’ But as they say, the proof is in the pudding, and they’re not. The proof is in the pudding, and they’re not. And so we get what we get, and in my view, we’re back to yellow journalism.”


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Author: Carmel Kookogey