Watching the ABC TV news program on Tuesday November 26, 2013, it seemed like it was time to do yet another column about how Journalism is doing the Cheshire Cat disappearing act in the USA. Their lead story was about the fact that a new snowstorm was snarling Thanksgiving Day traffic on the East Coast. We just couldn’t picture Edward R. Murrow picking that weather item as being the lead story of the day.
Recently we have heard ads on KCBS, the all news all the time AM radio station in San Francisco, featuring the voices of some of their reporters. We couldn’t imagine Murrow endorsing the idea of a journalist doing a commercial. Isn’t that called “crossing the craft”?
ABC followed with a brief item about using birth control pills as a basis for yet another way to give the United States Supreme Court a second chance to veto the Obamacare legislation.
Where were the compassionate Christian conservatives when some Native Americans wanted a legal basis for declaring their use of peyote was a religious right? Did any news organization do a sidebar story about the peyote dispute?
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