Chest-thumping is not journalism, and yet that's all journalists do these days. Something in the world does not conform to a script or expectations, and journalists lose their minds.
That is never actually helpful.
We have enough of the hysterics on Twitter, a web site that ought to consider replacing the bird logo with something more appropriate, such as a crying baby.
Rage is not a sign of power. It is a sign of resignation and helplessness.
And that's why we are seeing journalists throwing fits instead of reporting facts: they no longer have power, and now, like children who have no say in their lives, are being bratty.
And the more rage you have, the less you can see.
You can't be a job as a reporter when you are too busy hollering at newsmakers.
F.R.E.E.D. is not about bravura. It is about reporting facts. It is not about telling people how to think or what to do.
It is about reporting facts.
F.R.E.E.D defines objectivity, yet emotional literacy is just as important, but it is not about whining when reporting on bad news.
It is about using feelings to verify and find information, meaning that there are two kinds of objectivity: intellectual objectivity, but also emotional objectivity.
Emotional objectivity comes from understanding the differences between reality and perception. Anger, fear, and hatred create mirages, and we see how badly rage influences the public.
F.R.E.E.D. doesn't contribute to those illusions. It exposes them as such.
That is what journalism was supposed to do, but when their power fell, the industry's attitude changed from objective to arrogant.
And you have no vision when your filters blind you with arrogance...