Politicians Like Playing the Blame Game

When The 4th Estate Becomes the Scapegoat

A member of the Press wearing a gas mask.
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Being a member of the press in the U.S. today has become a minefield. One misstep — angering a politician or lying on a broadcast — and your career could blow up in your face.

True journalists “report” anything newsworthy; they don’t create it. The commentators, opinion, or talk-show hosts don’t follow ethical standards like…