Trust in journalism and respect for journalists has been in steady decline for years. The reason is clear to readers and even obvious to Brent Cunningham, the Columbia Journalism Review’s (CJR) managing editor.
Most of us grew up hearing the phrase, "Sticks and stone will break you bones but words will never harm you!" This was our parents' way of telling us to ignore what school bullies said to us in an effort to intimidate us.
In her recent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano touted comprehensive immigration reform, then immediately denied that such legislation would represent amnesty.