A Pacifist’s Defense of the Media

©Sveta It hurts my heart a good deal every time I hear someone harshly criticize “the media.” The worst part about it, and the part that hurts the most, is that I totally understand their position.  As an aspiring journalist, a self‐professed media junkie, and someone who has written articles and produced content for mass distribution in newspapers🔒

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Justin Leverett is a practicing Quaker with roots in Reform Judaism. He lives near Portland, Ore., working as a barista and blogging during free time. He is deeply informed by his time in Quaker Voluntary Service as a fellow in Atlanta, Ga., from 2012 to 2013. His passions include media, French language and culture, and music.

Posted in: Features, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture

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One Response to A Pacifist’s Defense of the Media

  1. Conrad Muller November 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    City & State
    Juneau, AK
    Those of us who still pay any attention to “the media” are getting the point of view of a few mega‐corporations with extremely conservative owners.

    You start out your article by pleading for “the media”, then spend the rest of the article complaining about the same things as the rest of us. Bill O’Reilly is an entertainer for the uninformed, and so is most of the “News” these days.

    If it wasn’t for Facebook and the ability to read news from other countries online, we would all be massively misinformed. The people who watch the news on TV, especially Fox have no idea what is going on.

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