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That tends to dilute entrepreneurialship -- and the desire to do investigative stuff. 'Cause it's hard, it's tough, it's time consuming.
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The rest of the crowd though has a much greater sense of caution, and a sense that if you're a "good journalist," the stuff you come out with must -- can't rock the boat too much -- it must -- it shouldn't be too far from the conventional wisdom.
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I suppose what it takes is an awareness of interconnectedness on the part of populations. A sense that -- In the modern world, all countries are interconnected, interdependent -- and cannot act unilaterally without severe repercussions down the road.
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"Is there a credible weight in the opposition party, a credible number of opposition party people who are raising these questions?" And if they find "Yes, there is," then they’ll begin dot connecting, and they can do that pretty efficiently. But if they find that there isn’t -- that the minority dissenting views in Congress are hardly heard -- the media will not go out on its own.
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The elite media, the real agenda-setters like the Post and the Times, won’t go out on its own and kind of plant the flag and say "Look what’s going on here -- this is awful."
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What’s funny is I think that Congress, people in Congress, often look to the press for a similar signal as to whether they can go forward and plant flags and say, "This is really bad."
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And at the level of the Times and the Post you really are talking about kind of an institutional self-conception that’s like that -- looking for other institutions to validate what is okay and what is not okay.
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In looking at a number of different crises or foreign policy issues over long periods of time, I kind of concluded that people fundamentally misunderstand the function of mainstream media, and indeed journalists themselves I think misunderstand it. I think the function of mainstream media is by and large to confirm people’s existing prejudices each day about how the world works.
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As opposed to providing new information that would challenge those fundamental prejudices -- or as Walter Lippman called them "stereotypes" that all of us carry around inside of us, and that are mostly culturally defined.
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We've had many cases where we've done stories that have ended up on television that night strictly from the bottom up. So it's sort of like grassroots news coverage that then works its way up the food chain and ends up getting national attention.
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Some people run blogs which, you know, are personal websites. And even people like that sometimes cover stories that end up then getting national attention. So --
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But, in terms of international coverage, you can go back to Vietnam, and every foreign adventure that America has been involved with since then. Many interventions abroad -- the first Gulf War, the second Gulf War, practically everything -- the press has unified behind the Presidential action.
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What was odd in this was that our survey showed of the top 50 or top 100 newspapers was that the -- Newspapers on the Editorial page were very divided on the war or were raising questions. It's about the first time I can ever remember where the editors -- or the editorial page editors -- were raising more questions about a war -- or about the evidence that was presented -- than we were seeing on the front pages.
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Their editorial page has been very supportive of the war from the get-go. Even while on their news pages, you know, they've been more questioning.
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So you're starting to go down this path perhaps where each of the networks will take on their own personality of political views. So you might have -- CNN will eventually be the liberal network, and MSNBC will be known as the centrist network, and people in those camps will only watch those networks.