Friday, January 24, 2020

R.I.P., Jim Lehrerr

Veteran journalist Jim Lehrer has passed away. He was the co-founder of the PBS news hour many years ago, and was highly regarded by many in the news field, including me.
    He is one of the last journalists who separated fact from opinion when presenting his reports.
    "I am NOT in the entertainment business," he said. And he was right.
    The quality and purity of true journalism  has declined that it lies in the quagmire of what was backyard gossip and opinion. Of persuasion instead of reporting.
    It certainly isn't the quality of the profession I enjoyed when working in it full time.
    Rest in peace, Jim Lehrer. You will not be forgotten.