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Is journalistic integrity a thing of the past?

From Poynter:

CNN Chairman Walter Isaacson sent a memo to his staff asking them to downplay Afghan civilian casualties, saying it was “perverse to focus too much on the casualties or hardship in Afghanistan” and demanding that when viewers see civilian suffering in Afghanistan, “it’s in the context of a terrorist attack that caused enormous suffering in the United States.” That is, take sides and bury bad news.

A very interesting article here by Andrew Stroehlein, c/o onfocus. Some might argue that it’s never been the case, but it seems to me that the integrity of mainstream journalism in the United States doesn’t exist anymore.