Katy Tur and the Mainstream Media: A Terminal Diagnosis

Many years ago, on a PBS series called Ethics in America

Professor Charles Ogletree of Harvard University convened a panel of American journalists who were at the top of their profession and asked them a hypothetical question: If they were embedded with enemy troops and learned of an imminent attack on U.S. forces, would they try to warn their fellow countrymen or would they simply cover the attack as if it were just another story? Peter Jennings, who anchored ABC World News Tonight–and a native Canadian, no less–hesitated for a moment, but then said that he would probably try to sound a warning. In his view, saving American lives was more important than covering the story.

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