Monday, June 11, 2012

"Journalistic Realism"

Ben Stein, much to his dismay, woke up yesterday morning being forced to remember Watergate as well.  Apparently, he's friends, or at least friendly, with Carl Bernstein, but nevertheless is wary of what he and Bob Woodward themselves have to remember about Watergate now forty years alter.

Anyway, along the way he coins an interesting term, "journalistic realism":
Poaching on the genius idea of "legal realism" -- created at my alma mater, Yale Law School --journalistic realism says that journalists will write, report, analyze in whatever way suits their political tastes and likes and dislikes.

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