There is a fine and often unspoken line of trust between journalists and their sources, which often takes months, if not years, to establish. Break that line with one source and you’ll face an uphill battle the next time you want to establish confidential rapport with another. But what happens when the trade off is jail time? It’s a dilemma Fox News reporter Jana Winter is facing right now, provided she refuses to reveal her sources.
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Because the so called media is now a bunch of know nothing young people who haven´t a clue as to what journalism is about. They think it is all politics and reporting what is spoon fed them. It seems that FOX is the only news source that does real reporting regardless.
I don´t get as fired up as I used to about journalist first amendment penumbras since the average citizen has to now fight to maintain the Bill of Rights as it applies to the ordinary citizen. In as much as Sinclair plays on the fact that Miller used to work for the New York Times it seems to me that he´s using it as a bridge to get the other leftists to buy into a fight.
Her story will be ignored because it tends to poke holes in the accepted narative: There was no warning to the Colorado shooting, thing we could do to prevent it and the only way to prevent future incidents is to infringe on the right to bear arms.
Maybe she should break the unwritten law and name her source. That would make the source mad, of course, but it would also be the end of other journalists because sources would be afraid to talk to them. She might destroy journalism forever, which would be no loss.
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(Article leads with chart) A Gallup poll conducted last month provides a powerful tribute to the wonders of Fox News. Gallup posed a wide-open question to more than 2,000 adults across the country: “Thinking about various sources of news available today, what would you say is your main source of news about current events in the U.S. and around the world?”The winner was “television” as a basket category, at 26 percent. The “Internet” took second place with 18 percent. And then came Fox News, at 8 percent.
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CNN host wondered out loud on his show this evening whether the physically unfit Chris Christie could follow the "perfect physical specimen" Barack Obama into the White House: "After the perfect Barack Obama, who´s a perfect physical specimen to many people´s eyes, does it matter?" Morgan asked his guest. "Or is actually somebody very different, someone who´s much more of a regular kind of guy who likes cheeseburgers and beer, but appears to be a straight talker, somebody perhaps more of a straight talker than it appears Barack Obama turned out to be?"
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Do you pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd? Do you refer to multiple people as “dey”? Is a jelly doughnut called a “bismark,” or is everything that comes out of a soda fountain called a coke, even if it’s really 7-Up? Do you root for Da Bears? The way we speak, both the phrases we use and the accents that inflect those phrases, come from our upbringings. And in a nation of more than 300 million people, it’s little wonder that those accents vary widely. More than a decade ago, Robert Delaney, a reference associate at Long Island University, put together