Democracy's watchdog has abandoned its role
October 14, 2022
(JNS) — It has often been said that the media is a pillar of democracy because it keeps our politicians honest.
Lifting the veil of secrecy in which authorities like to cloak themselves, revealing inconvenient truths that expose the inadequacies and worse of government actions and subjecting all politicians to forensic questioning without bias—this is how the media acts in the public interest.
But when the media doesn’t deliver, truthfulness goes out of the window, propaganda and ignorance take over and democracy stumbles.
We see this in much Western coverage of Israel, with newspaper...