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Thursday, January 5, 2017

It becomes partisanship when one throws ethics out

Dan Rather Scolds WSJ For Refusing To Call Trump On Lies

“It is not the proper role of journalists to meet lies ... by hiding behind semantics and euphemisms,” he says.

Former CBS News anchorman Dan Rather says it’s “deeply disturbing” that The Wall Street Journal’s top editor has insisted that the newspaper won’t use the word “lie” for Donald Trump’s falsehoods.
“A lie, is a lie, is a lie,” Rather wrote in a Facebook post Monday. “Journalism, as I was taught it, is a process of getting as close to some valid version of the truth as is humanly possible. And one of my definitions of news is information that the powerful don’t want you to know.” Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker’s comments on how the paper plans to report on the president-elect’s “future (likely?) lies is deeply disturbing,” Rather added.

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