Monday, August 21, 2006

When Journalism Fails ...

You must be the worst journalist in the country. You're incapable of being objective, you put yourself at the centre of everything. I suspect that you lie a lot, and when there is no news, you invent it. Wouldn't it be better to turn to writing novels? In literature, these defects are virtues.
Pablo Neruda advising Isabel Allende

4 comments:

sympozium said...

Great advice! Don't know about her writing about Zorro though...

animah said...

Actually I laughed at reading this. I had a vision of all our local reporters turning to fiction, something they are naturally good at.

Excuse me while I duck the missiles coming my way ...

Dean said...

...so does civil society.

Thank god for democracies and their excellent journalists. Keeping the bastards honest...

Tiara said...

ha! sounds like something that a certain Singaporean "journalist" *coughjeanmarietancough* should take to heart ;)