I listen to a fair amount of public radio – largely because, sans antenna, it’s the only non-music radio I can get in my car.
And public radio, especially the news and public affairs departments, take the news media very, very seriously.
And periodically, I’ll hear programs on which I hear a variety of people – pundits, academics, journos, talking heads of all varieties – talking about the imperative for a free press. For the regular hoi-polloi, much less so – but that’s a separate topic.
This is important, say the talking heads, because “journalists” are “trained to ask questions”, and feature an intellect noted for “insatiable curiosity”.
And I usually end up shouting at the radio: “Where? Where are these mythicsl curious journos?”
Because of people like this – about a Babylon Bee satirical piece about Democrats flying their flags at half-mast over the death of General Soleimani:
- Today’s “elite” “journalists” are some of the least curious, inquisitive people there are.