The Daily Banter

Happy Anniversary to The Intercept: A Look Back at a Year of Journalistic Malpractice

Written by Bob Cesca

Throughout the day Tuesday, the top trending hashtag on Twitter was #AdviceForYoungJournalists. I'm fairly certain it was started by USA Today, but I could be wrong on that. Anyway, I decided to participate. Here are ten words of wisdom for young journalists.

It should be rather obvious who and what I was referencing throughout (except for #6 and #10). The hashtag coincidentally appeared on the first anniversary of The Intercept's launch (February 10, 2014). If you've followed The Daily Banter for the last year or so, you probably have a strong sense of how I feel about The Intercept and especially its flagship adversarial writer Glenn Greenwald, who migrated his personally bastardized version of what's only generously referred to as "journalism" from The Guardian to his current home. Contrary to accusations, my view on this topic has little to do with the NSA or Edward Snowden or surveillance in general and considerably more to do with what I consider to be bad journalism.

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