Monday, December 2, 2013

In Defense of Krauthammer, and Journalism

Today non-entity "Jonathan Chait" (an obvious pseudonym) attacks our modern Edmund Burke (I refer of course, to the great Charles Krauthammer)]! "Chait" calls Krauthammer a "hack" because Krauthammer changed his position on the Senate filibuster between 2005 and today, being inconsistent with his own stated principles but being consistent in his support of the Republican position. I object! While it is an accepted practice to hold politicians to account for changes in their positions (this is known in the business as "the Russert"), it is a serious breach of practice to use this approach with fellow journalists! Therefore, I call out "Chait" for disgracefully violating the ethics of his profession! I apologize for the strong language, but I feel very passionate about journalistic ethics!

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  1. While various existing codes have some differences, most share common elements including the principles of—truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, IMPARTIALITY, fairness and PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY—as these apply to the acquisition of newsworthy information and its subsequent dissemination to the public.[