In my soul, I'm a journalist. The first 15 years of my working life I spent as a broadcast news and sports reporter, producer and anchor. That's why I'm sick at heart about the arrogant, slanted shouting that is being served up to the American people these days as "journalism." It's not. Fox, MSNBC -- it's entertainment designed so that people can tune in to have their own beliefs and prejudices confirmed, rather than their thinking informed and challenged.
Ted Koppel, long-time journalist who was the host and managing editor of ABC News' Nightline for 15 years speaks out about this debilitating trend in this excellent piece in The Washington Post.