Wednesday, February 12, 2020
When truth dies.
Today in Canada we got word that columnist/journalist/reporter Christie Blatchford died and that made me extremely sad to hear. She certainly was a force to be around but what I liked about her was that she investigated her stories, she just didn't retype what she read like most lame media does now. She wanted to know the truth even when most people didn't want to hear it and I really respected that. I feel we lost an independent thinker and voice something desperately needed in this day and age. Some people loved her work, others hated it but that's what happens when you stand firm behind what you think is correct, not a lot of strong, intelligent people out there anymore in media.
Posted by Sooo-this-is-me at 11:57 PM
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I suspect she inspired thousands
A resolute voice is the foundation of truth.
When people speak truth to power or when they touch on subjects most people do not talk about, they become 'controversial'. Well, that's what journalism is all about: bringing to light uncomfortable truths.
Hopefully somebody will take on her mantle will continue to make people think.
Sorry to hear this. Investigative journalism is a dying art. With all the noise out there and the ability of anyone with a keyboard to spin a story into a storm, we need these voices now more than ever.
Here in Chicago, the venerable Chicago Tribune will is likely be completely acquired by a hedge fund that will most likely sell off its parts and decimate the newsroom.
The truth is harder to find now more than ever.
our guvmint says "truth isn't truth" and "alternative facts" to fit the organge shitstain's needs. we need more investigative journalists!
It was quite shocking news because she was not all that old. I used to read her work all the time in the Globe and Mail, back in the day when I still read newspapers. Sometimes I agreed with her and sometimes she was too right-wing for me. But she was an excellent writer and always worth the time to read.
Good journalists seem to be a dying breed. Thankfully, in the States we have the New York Times and Washington Post to keep up journalistic integrity.
I don't know who this is. Never heard the name. Then again, I do miss Walter Cronkite and news people of his kind.
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