Journalism Under Fire

COVER STORY

A growing perception of arrogance threatens the American press

"It may well be that the public reacted cumulatively with a judgment that the press had it coming."

—Robert McCloskey, former Washington Post ombudsman

They are rude and accusatory, cynical and almost unpatriotic. They twist facts to suit their not-so-hidden liberal agenda. They meddle in politics, harass business, invade people's privacy, and then walk off without regard to the pain and chaos they leave behind. They are arrogant and self-righteous, brushing aside most criticism as the uninformed carping of cranks and ideologues. To top it off,...

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