Trust in “news” as well as other sources of “truth” is a developing topic here at seekingGood. When does conviction stand in the way of objectivity, or does it? Can it be that not taking a stand endangers objectivity, rendering us complicit in a lie? When does a habit of normalizing acquiescence result in notions of “truth” we might abhor under other circumstances? Sound complicated? It is. (If nuance is your cup of tea, here is a story for you).
Lewis Wallace, a former journalist for Marketplace, attempted to draw attention to these issues—and was fired. The first video presents a brief overview of Mr. Wallace’s situation.
This second video presents a more in-depth description, as well as Mr. Wallace reading the blog post that created the stir.