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The “Why”: The Spectacular Media Failure on Charlie Hebdo

By Shamus Cooke
January 15, 2015 – counterpunch.org

Charlie HebdoA core tenet of journalism is answering the question “why.” It’s the media’s duty to explain “why” an event happened so that readers will actually understand what they’re reading. Leave out the “why” and then assumptions and stereotypes fill in the blank, always readily supplied by politicians whose ridiculous answers are left unquestioned by the corporate media.
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