NBC TV Reporter Says Remain Critical of Media

I guess mainstream TV news journalists are sometimes allowed to speak their mind. The Daily Northwestern reports on an appearance by Dateline NBC correspondent John Hockenberry at the McCormick Tribune Forum:

He said viewers should be particularly critical of broadcast media after the Sept. 11 attacks.

“In light of the paralysis of the government and the media, you have to keep your critical thinking without them giving it to you,” Hockenberry said. “Civic change lies in the citizens of America.”

Of course, I’m thinking, “no shit, Sherlock.” Nevertheless, it’s important for impressionable and thoughtful undergrads to hear this message straight from someone knee deep in the mainstream rather than just from critics.






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