Monday, October 20, 2008

Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights?


By Orson Scott Card

Editor's note: Orson Scott Card is a Democrat and a newspaper columnist, and in this opinion piece he takes on both while lamenting the current state of journalism.

An open letter to the local daily paper — almost every local daily paper in America:

I remember reading All the President's Men and thinking: That's journalism. You do what it takes to get the truth and you lay it before the public, because the public has a right to know.


. . . Is getting people to vote for Barack Obama so important that you will throw away everything that journalism is supposed to stand for?

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