Aftermath: Bringing Back A “Healthy Amount Of Cynicism” To The Media

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“NBC’s Brian Williams says the lasting legacy of Hurricane Katrina for journalists may be the end of an unusual four-year period of deference to people in power,” David Bauder ledes.

“By dint of the fact that our country was hit we’ve offered a preponderance of the benefit of the doubt over the past couple of years,” BW says. “Perhaps we’ve taken something off our fastball and perhaps this is the story that brings a healthy amount of cynicism back to a news media known for it.”

Bauder adds: “Williams has had a hellish travelogue the past year, including Banda Aceh after the tsunami and a battleground in Mosul, Iraq, filled with the dead and dying…”