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20. Re: Op Ed Oct 26, 2012, 08:46 Cutter
TheLeech wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 21:19:
You've never heard of most journalists, so you shouldn't paint with such a broad stroke. As a former "real" journalist and a current "fake" journalist, I can tell you that your average reporter at a newspaper is just trying to cover their beat to the best of their ability. Where you will find influence peddling is higher up the chain, with "name" journalists or columnists, and even then, you're looking mostly at the national media.

If it helps, think of games journalists as B2B journalists. It's a much more symbiotic relationship than actual newspaper journalism.

Most news qualifies as the rag trade. Hell most news these days is opinion. I don't even know why they go to J school. And I'm not against opinion so long as its incisive. Say what you want about guys like Hunter but the man was a fucking good writer and knew what he was talking about. The type of people we're speaking of in this respect are pretty fucking far from real journalist.
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