NO NEWS IS BAD NEWS IN EGYPT
The Egyptian government is drafting legislation that would restrict how media report militant activity. Journalists could face at least two years in prison for publishing reports on attacks that don’t toe the government line. For more details, see http://bloom.bg/1fgwPoI
SOME GOOD NEWS IN TUNISIA
We, along with much of the media, missed this story about the bravery of Tunisians trying to capture the terrorist who killed dozens at a tourist beach site. Some of these brave souls lost their lives, but it demonstrates how a group of people came together to try to stop the attack. For more details, see http://wapo.st/1M6UzG5
SOME ACCURATE NEWS ABOUT REPORTERS
Seventy percent of Americans reportedly believe the news media have an intentional bias, according to a new survey.
The poll, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today, showed that only 24 percent of American adults polled agreed with the statement: “Overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias.”
Last year, 41 percent agreed with the question, a drop of 17 points.
We agree with the sentiment expressed by the majority. What we would like to see is news organizations and reporters state their biases.
At least a few of us are embarrassed by the photo below of journalists being treated like cattle by the Clinton campaign.