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Solidarity eclipses objectivity as journalism’s dominant ideal
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May 29, 2009, 5:57 p.m.

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Solidarity eclipses objectivity as journalism’s dominant ideal
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Global cynicism about democracy will expose media to attack
“China’s and Russia’s global influence operations won’t need to resort to fake news to exploit the genuine dysfunctions in the American system.”