Monday, October 27, 2008

Journalist Malone Disowns His Profession

Pajamasmedia has an excellent post by journalist Michael S. Malone (h/t Larwyn) who says that he feels embarrassed to publicly admit to his profession given the thick pro-Obama bias in the PAM.

Malone writes:

"The sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign is not just bewildering, but appalling. And over the last few months I’ve found myself slowly moving from shaking my head at the obvious one-sided reporting, to actually shouting at the screen of my television and my laptop computer.

"But worst of all, for the last couple weeks, I’ve begun — for the first time in my adult life — to be embarrassed to admit what I do for a living. A few days ago, when asked by a new acquaintance what I did for a living, I replied that I was “a writer”, because I couldn’t bring myself to admit to a stranger that I’m a journalist.

"...But nothing, nothing I’ve seen has matched the media bias on display in the current Presidential campaign..."

Read the whole thing here.

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