Aug 7, 2017

MMMM # Is the DOJ Targeting the Media?

Last week was all about leaks to the media, with Alabama's Jeff Sessions suggesting the leakers and the media receiving the material were the same as spies who receive confidential information.

But today a top DOJ official told FOX News that reporters should not be worried:

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:

"We're after the leakers, not the journalists," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "We don't prosecute journalists for doing their jobs."

Nice to know. 

An often quoted  dictum about the difference between "fake news" and what is "real":

"Real journalism is what people do NOT want you to report, everything else is public relations." 

     The editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, John Diaz, has written a column with similar advice. It's titled

 6 tests of real journalism

And you can read it HERE

Oh, and speaking leaked news, The Columbia Journalist Review is praising Politico for obtaining and publishing the complete transcript of The Wall Street Journal's interview with The President! It has become standard for papers to release the entire transcript of big interviews like that, and CJR reports there was internal pressure at the WSJ to do so, but it took a leak to get the info out..increasing criticism that the Journal is soft on the The White House.

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