I am old enough to remember Walter Cronkite on CBS news. Perhaps I was naïve but when he turned against the Vietnam War during the Tet offensive, I knew we were doing something wrong.
It is truly unfortunate that with the ever-growing biases of the media today; I look to European sources for American news. Even innocuous stories such as the Obama administration dropping the investigation into Sheriff Arpaio, can't be greeted at face value. They must have made a deal for him to drop his "birther" investigation.
I absolutely know that the administration spokespeople lie. Here is a quote from Jay Carney, "Cooperation with Israel … has never been closer." Yet the prestigious director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies stated, "Trust? We don't trust them. They don't trust us." So how can those two statements be reconciled even in the twisted political speak of Washington?
Doctors are licensed and medical boards police them. We can sue for malpractice. Lawyers have the bar association and get disbarred for misconduct. Why can't we have something similar for journalists who don't report only facts! If they want to opine, fine but have a banner flashing sign that says opinion.