The news media usually keeps its agenda cards close to the vest while endlessly proclaiming fairness, candor and transparency. But once in a while someone slips up and, like Dorothy, we get to peek under the curtain.
In a Washington Post obituary for the news producer Sandy Socolow, which was printed in The Bee on Feb. 3, the first sentence reads in part: “Sandy Socolow, a CBS news producer and executive who helped shape how Americans understood events such as the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and the moon landing... .”
Frankly, I would prefer that the media simply report the news as it happens, leaving it to me to “shape” my understanding of it.
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