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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby mrydel » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:16 pm

Stallion wrote:"Journalists are supposed to report and not bring personal opinion, however enlightened and straight-from-the-gods that opinion might be."

In the words of UT Journalism major Walter Cronkite-that's a bunch of bull-crap. Regurgitating facts is not journalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcSeecx-Z1E

Come on counselor, that was clearly a commentary and not journalistic reporting of facts. Don’t you have to provide supporting evidence when you are in the courtroom? I believe journalist should have proven sources before reporting their news.

Independent commentaries are fine when addressed as such.
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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby Stallion » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:45 pm

Here is one man's list of the 25 Greatest Journalists in American History-add your own if you want. You tell me which ones stuck the "journalistic reporting of facts". If you want regurgitation of facts read the AP News feed. Freedom of Press in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights was designed to foster rigorous clash of opinions, articulate debate of matters of public interest and especially investigation of the excesses of the government. The essential, revolutionary difference between the American form of government embodied in the First Amendment (rights of freedom of expression, freedom of the press , the right to peaceably assemble and petition the government) was that the clash of freely expressed ideas would produce the best result.

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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby Stallion » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:48 pm

Here's a great example of the rigorous clash of ideas between the Press and "the government" considered one of the greatest moments in American journalism:

Edward R. Murrow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEvEmkMNYHY

Senator Joseph McCarthy responds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnKTgmOJr78

The American public are not adequately informed by the rote regurgitation of bland facts. They are informed by the clash of ideas.
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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby ponyboy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:41 pm

There is reporting and then there is editorial or opinion. Again, the problem is not that opinion is given. It's when opinion is given AS fact, AS reporting that is the problem.

And surely you share my concern that my son is told you have to believe political opinion x and y in order to pass. You're not going to support indoctrination, even when it might happen to align with your political bent, right?
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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby mrydel » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:22 am

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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby dirtysouthpony » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:48 pm

My son finished from Dedman with political science degree. Also played football. He completed the MMS program at Duke. He currently works as a management consultant in Washington DC. His office is in the same building with SMU liberal arts alum, Ray Washburne.
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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby ponyboy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:12 am

I'm a management consultant too.

Washburne's in DC? I thought he was here.
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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby dirtysouthpony » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:05 am

He runs the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for Trump.

https://www.opic.gov
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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby ponyboy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:00 pm

I did not know that. Last time I saw him, he and SMU great Richard Neely were working together just north of downtown Dallas
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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby leopold » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:27 pm

- BA from Dedman in Literature and Religious Studies.
- MLS from Simmons in Humanities. Thesis was on the Impact of Philosophy on Modern Militaries, focusing primarily on Locke and Hobbes.
- Currently studying at Boston University for MA in Philosophy.

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Re: SMU Liberal Arts Majors: What Do You for a Living?

Postby ponyboy » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:51 pm

Ok, that’s very cool
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