when i was a young man, my first love was journalism
there were certain rules you learned early on....
hell i started learning them as a beat reporter for the high school newspaper
1. you cover the news, you dont "make the news"
2. you reports facts, not conjecture or opinion
3. YOU are not the story....the story is the story
4. Always get support for your facts (a second source to corroborate)
what ever happened to those basic golden rules?
what we see nowadays is not what i call news....it is more entertainment
and the reporters think they are part of the story