Dangers of Deception in ‘Newstainment’ and Politics
“‘Newstainment’ exists because it is a thriving business. Ethics usually requires that the employer really has to go back to their mission and values and start from there, and seek ethical alignment,” Vincent says. “For Fox News, the commentary shows seem to have a mission and values antithetical to even those held by serious journalists on their news reporting team. It's like two Foxes, and the management is having their cake and eating it.”
“It isn't clear to me that a media business like Fox News, that intentionally allows the level of contradiction between commentary and news to even stand, will ever do anything in reaction to one of their hosts admitting she or he lied,” Vincent says.
Subramaniam Vincent, Director of the Media and Journalism Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted by Communication Intelligence Magazine.
Sep 21, 2021
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