Advocacy Journalism

“Interviewers must always remember we have a right to be there, that we are representatives of the public, that we have to ask the questions they want answered ā€“ whatever the likes of Trump spokesman Sean Spicer tell us.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/17/donald-trump-media-interviews-press-questions?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Foo said,

What an utterly pretentious self-image the media has. They simply don’t get it. They don’t represent “the public” anymore, the days of Anglosphere objective third party arbitrators of facts are gone. This is, for better or for worse, the age of Continental Style Advocacy journalism. Everyone represents their partisan side or sect, they don’t have a right to there, and they don’t represent “the public”, they represent a particular side and it is only by the good graces of whoever they are interviewing that they can be there at all.

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