Why it's dangerous to conflate independence with objectivity. A response to "Journalism’s Essential Value" by A.G. Sulzberger
Seth, you've done a great service by breaking down Sulzberger's conflation so clearly and succinctly. Not only do you make excellent points, you save me from having to spend an hour (!!) reading his essay 😜. I'd love to hear your thoughts on free press and free culture, and how they relate to Steiner's insights, when you get around to it. Thanks for your unique voice!
Thank you for this, Seth! I’ve continued my subscription to the NYT’s daily download despite their so UNobjective [very! very! scary!] covid coverage, hoping retain some sense of what “liberal intellectuals” (among which I counted myself) consider the gold standard of Truth in journalism. Sulzberger’s essay was of course front and center last week, and my eyes nearly rolled right out of my head. But that’s just replacing the Times’ editorial cynicism with my own dismissiveness, which is of course not helpful. Let’s hear more about how we restore true freedom of the press. Thanks for lending your voice to the cause!