Monday, July 09, 2007

Green is the new yellow

Yellow journalism is agenda-driven propagandizing devoid of factual integrity that masquerades as straight news. The prime example for every journalist is William Randolph Hearst's drive to push the US into war with Spain over Cuba -- a successful mission from the editor's standpoint.

Jack Shafer, the Slate media critic, rips both the general journalism on environmental issues and his own employer for engaging in yellow journalism on environmental issues.

Read it all.

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