"Watchdogs Yelp When Made to Heel" - Howard Kurtz - The Washington Post

"Watchdogs Yelp When Made to Heel" - Howard Kurtz - The Washington Post

by: Howard Kurtz | publication date: July 13, 1998 | Publication: The Washington Post |

"Journalists, the folks who love to dig into other people's lives, are learning what it feels like to be investigated. Not surprisingly, they don't much like it. The adversarial media culture has grown so voracious that it now routinely bites other members of the media culture. Everyone is suspect. Everyone is fair game. Everyone's motives are questioned. Inevitably, many of the journalists who find themselves on the other end of the media microscope feel they have been misquoted or misrepresented or railroaded by someone with an agenda -- precisely the kind of complaints often voiced by their subjects. . ."

Howard Kurtz uses examples to explain how journalists deal with receiving scrutiny.

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