Lazy Journalists are the Darlings of the Corporations
Indian Country and the Lessons of McCarthyism

Norrell, Brenda

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  02/10/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10897

Lazy journalists are great friends of the corporations. They are known as "armchair journalists" because they sit in comfort and rewrite press releases from politicians and corporations. To spice it up a bit, they dial a few numbers, get a few comments and call it a news story. They are the "darlings of the energy companies," as Buffy Sainte Marie says.

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