by Roxane Hudon
I’m not going to go on about the failures of old-fashioned, outdated, conventional journalism; this type of discussion now feels like a piece of old gum that I’m stuck chewing on, because there’s no garbage in sight.
I know the importance of people who must keep a certain distance from a situation in order to properly gather all facts and summarize it in a cohesive manner for the greater public, but let’s just go ahead and call that “print journalism.” TV and Radio journalists seriously need to find the Reset button. The Guardian wrote this article about an Egyptian cameraman. Imagine this footage interrupted by a narration, or a silly man in a suit standing in front giving you his take on the situation. Granted, it’s in Arabic, but definitely the most powerful footage I’ve seen about the socalled use of “Reasonable Force.”
“The distinction between activist and journalist is one that doesn’t concern him; he also dismisses any claims to heroism, shuffling uncomfortably whenever passersby stop to offer praise.”