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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Remembering our role

Journalist Kevin Sites, the first news correspondent for Yahoo, says that the web is the only true way to communicate the complexity of world events. TV news is dying.

He reminds us what real journalists should be doing:

"We haven't done a very good job at educating the American public about our role in society. Our role is to find and report the truth. To minimize the harm, yes, that's a possibility that we can do, but also to be independent.

"We are not organs of the government, we are not organs of the media. We are independent. And we're to provide this perspective to show both the good and bad that happen in war. And both happen in war, especially in Iraq. It's a very complex situation."

Read the whole interview.

12 Comments:

Blogger violet said...

Antony,

You have no right to talk about real journos. Real journo have ethics and act responsibly when recording interviews. They don't repeat conversations unbeknown to the speakers and plaster them all over the internet as you have done with several people.

You are not a journo, you are an unprincipled man chasing your own version of fame, to the detriment of Jewish people everywhere. Please don't suggest you're a journo, it makes me feel ill.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:00:00 pm  
Blogger neoleftychick said...

I am always terribly amused by the profound moral vanity of "journalists." The rest of the world sees them as just extensions of the entertainment industry.

Meanwhile they wallow in pools of delusion. They are continually writng onanistic and self-referential odes to their "craft" and "social responsibility" to "tell the truth" in a tone that would have made the writers of 1950s Superman blush!!!

I remember once hearing that sour bint Judy Davis on the Channel Ten news telling us all "it is my job to criticis the government and reflect Australians back to themselves!"

Really? I thought we hired you to "entertain" us pet.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:34:00 pm  
Blogger orang said...

Are you two bitches a f*kin duet now?
The Zisters of Zion?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:06:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

No, just the monkeys are in town. I'll bring the bananas if you bring the powder.
Do they have nothing better to do? Actually, I know the answer to that.
Have fun little ladies!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:27:00 pm  
Blogger orang said...

hey careful ..you're not an anti-simian like Ib are you?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 10:45:00 pm  
Blogger violet said...

Oh Antony,

I love it when you reply to my posts. It shows you are really paying attention. Plus, oh gosh, it must bother you. And, if condoning namecalling bitches gets you a blog award then I'll eat my words and put in a protest.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 10:51:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Actually, recording conversations and reporting on them verbatim is journalism.

But attempting to educate us with AL's folly is not.

Did you notice AL's pet ape? Is AL becoming a simianist?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 11:55:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

Vilet,

You are a hoot. After the train wreck of scandals that have made a dog's braksfast fo journalism in teh US, you have the cimplicity of mind to satate that "Real journo have ethics and act responsibly when recording interviews"

You know hun, if you're right, then there aren't any left. It should be pretty obvious to persons with the ability to read and reason that recent disclosures about official sponsoring of fake news articles brings any governmental press release or speech into serious question. We have, for example, the pathetic attempts on the part of Central Command to compel their soldiers to sign printed letters to their hometown newspapers alleging that all was well in Iraq, that the Americans were winning a great victory over the Powers of Darkness and that GIs were bringing happiness and joy to Iraqi children.

Then we have various “columnists” in the American media who were revealed to have taken large amounts of money to advance the Republican’s agenda, the fake “Lincoln Group,” ( a government creation) that was planting other fictions in foreign (and domestic) media, the notice that the Department of Defense was looking for blogs and websites willing, for pay, to put the government’s agenda before news reporting.

tell me, hwo do you live in a vaccum and still manage to breathe?

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 1:35:00 am  
Blogger violet said...

I guess none of you have read the Society of Professional Journalists -- but then none of you are journos right?

Avoid undercover or other surreptitious methods of gathering information except when traditional open methods will not yield information vital to the public. Use of such methods should be explained as part of the story

Recording telephone conversations without the participant's knowledge and then plastering them all over the internet is clearly breaking the code of ethics. A demonstration of Antony's lack of professionalism and his willingness to exploit others when it siuts his agenda.

addamo, citing the breaches of others does nothing to diminish the bad behaviour of Antony. You obviously have no qualifications in journalism, otherwise you would consider Antony's breaches very seriously. Perhaps it's best to comment on those things you actually know something about.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:18:00 am  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

What the hell are you talking about?
Posting over the internet? You are delusional.
Austen Tayshus called me and abused me. Three times. I wrote about that, as it was totally unacceptable and probably bordering on harassment. A crime, by the way.
I know the facts don't matter, but that's what happened. I didn't record any conversation. End of story.
You finished being Austen's little helper now? You're spreading lies, not that you care.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:21:00 am  
Blogger James Waterton said...

I have to say I fall on the side of Antony - Tayshus even brazenly admitted that he called him (AL) up to abuse him - then couldn't understand why he was smeared. Idiot.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 12:56:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

God on you for your words of reason James.

You have to understand AL, abuse and vitriol is the way Zionazi's liek to get their mesage across. How many times do you read of the experiences of Jews those who have spoken out against Israel, only to find their e-mail in-boxes flooded with venom and slander unlike anything you've ever heard. Always included will be the obligatory statements alluding to the recipient being a descendant of famous Nazi's like Eichman or Menegele.

By such standards, gutmans bile proably seems lame. IN Vilet's world, such ferocity and spite is all kosher.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 2:20:00 pm  

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