Stop Blaming the Media!

I hear it everywhere: “The media lie about us.”  “The media don’t tell our story.”  “We are invisible to the media.” I attend conferences and hear speakers blame the media for racism, hatred, and demonizing certain identifiable groups. I hear nominally intelligent people repeat the falsehood that the media are owned, dominated and influenced by one hyper-influential community. Let’s clear this up. I’ve made my career in the various media: print, radio, TV, social. I’ve seen reporters and editors make some boneheaded mistakes. In fact, I used to produce and host a weekly TV program that talked about media errors. … Continue reading Stop Blaming the Media!