Venality and Vanities

  • "Why We Hate the Media" (From BREAKING THE NEWS by James Fallows)

    An answer is offered at the very top of this excerpt.

    It's an eye-opening incident wherein Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace discuss what they (as members of the press) would do in a hypothetical situation where U.S. troops were about to be ambushed. It's one of several instances Fallows recounts where journalists show a disconnect from the larger society.

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