Good journalism is a sadly a thing of the past. A shift in balance and power has occurred in the digital era, and the main stream media (MSM), including outlets like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, don’t want to talk about it. They are invoking the 5th Amendment. Editorial departments are becoming a slave to advertising dollars and political bias.
Independent investigative journalism has become a lost art, and when it creeps up, it’s often quickly dismissed under the guise of tin foil hat-like conspiracy. Benghazi is a perfect example of how the main stream media has, on epic proportions, failed the American public with their weak and biased reporting. Glenn Greenwald, famous for reporting on the NSA and Snowden, recently pointed this out.
A Bad Title
Jack Murphy, and I were not happy with our editor’s decision to throw “Definitive Report” onto our Benghazi book. “How can we honestly called this a definitive work when there’s so many unanswered questions,” Jack said to me in a private phone conversation. I agreed but told him we were at the mercy of Harper Collins on this one. We were both unhappy about it, and over a year later we are shocked that this book has indeed become “definitive” by default. Nobody else bothered to show up.