Omoiyari. What a quaint notion. The idea of altruism. It is a not a notion taught in j-schools, but it is one I abide by because if you are in the business to teach and/or inform, that has to be your guiding motive.
Because knowledge is one of those things you give without losing it yourself.
So long as you understand that it is something without strings attached.
Too bad journalists never learned that lesson.
The Toronto Star never did, judging by this article with the link stating this:
Donald Trump has made at least 3,924 false claims so far in his presidency. The Star's Daniel Dale counted
How many lies did the Canadian PM make? How many did the Star?
How many secrets did the federal regime keep from the public? How many did the Star?
They both had a mutual secret that got exposed recently.
And it is a very treacherous one that is, in fact, scandalous.
But both the Star and the federal Grits are in serious trouble. That magic weed isn’t doing its trick, and the gullible rubes at the Globe and Mail think they know something, but they are morons.
Journalists failure to understand おもいやり has cost them their clout.
A profession thrives and progresses so long as it has innocence and idealism, from education to medicine to journalism.
When you allow psychopaths to infiltrate a noble profession and use sophistry and logical fallacies to cover up their wickedness, the profession becomes corrupt, rotten, and eventually FUBAR.
Canadian journalism is the best example of that rot that turned them into propaganda tools. The CBC doesn’t get it. They are speculating about Trump’s government shut down and how it could backfire. They do not understand military strategy, and hence, don’t see the big picture.
When I wrote OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s war on journalism, I studied The O’Reilly Factor very carefully. I drew maps all over the place. I read every single transcript of the program from the first to the very last one before I could no longer update my book. I broke down his methods and strategies and treated them like military operation plans.
For good measure, I used my Britain’s toy soldiers to recreate five of his most effective gambits, with each soldier representing his arguments.
There was no wonder why he held full control for almost every debate save for one, which I wrote about at length that pretty much came off like this:
But Trump has a natural instinct that surpasses O’Reilly. You cannot interview a couple of “experts” and think you have figured him out.
Because journalists are so isolated from the world, that they have no idea who they are covering. They live in a psychic bubble and have less and less connect with the public.
おもいやり requires you to give, not to take.
It requires you to have respect for the past, nurture the present, and be a guardian for the future.
That’s not journalism.
おもいやり guides me. I feel おもいやり and am grateful that I do.
I see things from the heart. I have emotions that give me as much information as my mind. It gives me the courage to face reality in order to find the truth.
Journalism could have been reinvented and stronger than ever. Instead of seeing problems as puzzles to solve, they decided they were going to brainwash 7.4 billion people and trick them into giving up their free will and liberties. Enough already.
Deal with your own rot first. Write exposés about the wickedness of your own profession. Once you see how far you have sunk, then you’ll understand how you got there and why people walked away from you.
Instead of scaring people, you should be making them brave.
That’s what is at heart of everything I do in my life, including a little resurrected site called…