“if journalism is not objective, it’s not journalism — it’s propaganda”
In higher education, diversity administrators act as judges, in a sense. They decide what is acceptable speech, what is an acceptable amount of diversity, and have great influence over real policy.
This model has apparently moved into media as well. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.
Project Veritas has released an interview with a man who has worked for a CBS affiliate, and he says diversity officers are now influencing journalists and telling them to stop trying to be objective.
Brandon Morse writes at RedState:
CBS Whistleblower Reveals Local Stations Being Instructed to Not Be Objective by Diversity Officers
That the media wasn’t objective is something we already knew, but thanks to Project Veritas we now can see proof that objectivity is actually being pushed out by the companies who bring you the news.
A whistleblower named Brett Mauser came to Project Veritas from the CBS affiliate in San Antonio (KENS 5) and delivered shocking footage of training and instruction efforts from the station’s parent company Tegna, a company that owns CBS affiliates in San Antonio, Houston, and 62 other news stations across the country…
Christina Karaoli Taylor of CKT Cultural Strategies is described as a “multicultural competency trainer” and was brought in to train the San Antonio journalists on the new way of doing things.
“Much of what we’re gonna talk about today is going to center around the main code of ethics of journalism. And a couple things — during this workshop and throughout your day, I challenge you to stop thinking in terms of objective journalism. We’ll discuss why that’s not really feasible anymore. But [think] in terms of accuracy, fairness, and transparency — always striving for objectivity is not feasible,” Taylor said.
In the video below, the whistleblower comes right out and says this is propaganda, and he is right.
Here’s the exact quote via Project Veritas:
“That was the one that blew my mind. Teaching journalists at a national level, ‘Don’t be objective.’ To me, that was what journalism always was: to be objective. In my mind, if journalism is not objective, it’s not journalism — it’s propaganda,” Mauser said.
“I don’t really care if people trust us or not, we still have to do our job. Whether they trust us is the least of my concerns — whether they trust me or not,” Treviño said.
“To me that seems like — that’s part of the job. That you need trust to be able to do your job. Your job is to inform. If you can’t trust who you’re getting the news from — you’re not doing your job,” Mauser said in response to watching Treviño’s statement.
Watch the video:
The irony of all of this is that most people already don’t think the media is objective.
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