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General News    H4'ed 7/26/19

The Mueller Hearing Was A Success, The Media Coverage Was A Failure

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'You've likely seen the headlines calling Mueller's hearings a 'dud' or 'disappointment.' They're focusing on style over substance and they're dead wrong.   If the substance of Mueller’s testimony is difficult or too dense to comprehend, there is something the talking heads can do.Their jobs.

Journalism turned into a competition for who can be the loudest mouthpiece rather than who can best explain the world at large to the public -- take complex issues and distill them for their audience. This was, at one time, the very essence of what we call journalism. Somewhere along the way, through the changes that brought us unlimited online news outlets, clickbait factories, and the 24-hour news cycle, we lost the meaning of such work. We cannot afford this any longer. At a time when democracy is under attack.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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