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.
We should all ponder the pitfalls of neutrality as we attempt to find Good in this new Public Space of contemporary life. Want more on these issues of media reliability? Explore these stories.