“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu
The world is in an interesting place to say the very least, and the world of journalism even more so.
Cries over “fake news” have inflamed the tendency Americans already possessed to selectively choose the perspectives they ascribe to rather than making decisions based on comprehensive data and facts.
This campaign of distrust in the media has had tragic consequences.
Here in the United States, The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland was attacked by a shooter who killed five staff members.
Equally horrendous was the spate of explosive packages sent to CNN offices and the political opponents of the president by one of his most ardent followers.
The shifting persona of the media has also had consequences abroad.
U.S. resident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was lured to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey to be murdered for his comments against the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The president of the United States has not done anything about the murder of one of his residents and journalists, empowering others to disregard the historic rights and protections of journalists around the world.
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