Public interest. . .
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Submitted by ben (United States), Nov 11, 2010 14:33
A lot of journalism has nothing to do with the public interest. So many news outlets are for profit corporations, they generate news coverage to make money. Look no further than Fox. It is an entertainment network trying to make money, which is of course their right. But its reason for being has nothing to do with public interest, but to increase the bottom line. Now, for some, good journalism may lead to good ratings or newspaper sales, but when Fox is crushing CNN, it makes me think otherwise. I would trust a non-profit news outfit such as ProPublica far more than MSNBC, CNN, FOX or The Times (unless it were a story about the Sandlers who are trying to purge their evident guilt about how they made their money.)
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