Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career

Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig , spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years. He has written nine books, including “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best-selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.


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    Michael Lesher January 4, 2015 9:07 pm 

    That is, “have not abated.”

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    Michael Lesher December 29, 2014 8:08 pm 

    This interview is remarkably timely, since Chris Hedges has just been disinvited by the University of Pennsylvania for (accurately) drawing a parallel between ISIS and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine by Zionist forces in 1948. The pressures on journalists to ignore or suppress inconvenient truths has not abated.

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