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Fun / foon Tokyo
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Japanese joke journalism
Topic: Media
This is part of an interview with political pundit, Minoru Morita. His "logic" is VERY scattered but he makes many interesting points.

Japanese Reporters' Political Allegiances Create Bias

2004-03-04 / Japan Media Review

<concluding remarks>
Japan Media ReviewCritics say journalists working for the major Japanese media don't care about truth -- they produce news to win bosses' favor.

Political analyst, Minoru Morita Unfortunately, that is the state of journalism today. It's shameful, indeed. They do their job, looking up [at] their boss with one eye just like Japanese flounder that has eyes on one side of the body. If they don't do their job, looking at the public and the world with both eyes, I don't think it's worth choosing this job.
In the world of the Western media, reporters are competing with one another, but in Japan that's not the case. Japanese reporters are not trained .. Nor do they receive outright criticism from colleagues.

Posted by trek/taro at 1:01 PM JST
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 5:51 PM JST

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How about some funky Stickopotamus(tm)?

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