Posted on September 26, 2015 on Scanned Retina by Arnie Rosner
Special Notice from the ScannedRetina: To Owners; Agents and Employees of the Media;
You have a special moral and ethical obligation to the people to report the honest truth. Your responsibility to the people, transcends any financial or other agreements or understandings, that might violate the spirit of your journalistic privileges.
President John F. Kennedy Speech on Secret Society Many of you have seen fit to violate the very spirit expressed by President Kennedy. This is no longer a question as it has been openly documented.
Many of you may be mistakenly of the notion, you are protected from your criminal abuse of your special privileges by the corporate shield. Permit us to dispel that notion by the following facts:
Since everything that has been done has been in fraud, the perpetrators ARE CRIMINALS! And need to be treated as such.
1. But even beyond that, since all of the deception violates any legitimate corporate charter, the charter of the United States of America, Incorporated has been dissolved by default, due to their own criminal actions.
2. Taking that a step farther, with no basic authority from the people in the form of lawful delegated authority, there is no lawful administrative authority to issue corporate charters in the first place.
3. There is no lawful government in any shape or form currently in existence. Through the act of fraud, just by default, all government corporations have been dissolved. The assets must be liquidated and disbursed to the people, the rightful owners of the assets.
4. All corporations, in the Continental United States of America, have been operating with no authenticated charters and are operating unlawfully and with no corporate shield to provide any type of immunity from criminal prosecution and or financial liability caused to individual or classes of citizens. In my way of thinking, right off the top, this would include banks, and other financial institutions who have engaged in foreclosure fraud, taxpayer bail-outs and other types of market manipulation which have been ignored by impostors, masquerading as lawful public officers.
Cutting to the chase:
Journalists and media personalities are also considered impostors and impersonators when they assume a “cloaked persona.”
They appear to be legitimate but act under the color of deception and deceit. This can be verified by the clever description used in conjunction with their media productions. They cleverly refer to their shows as entertainment and not news. They may be described as “pundits and not “journalist.”
There is no excuse for the violation of the public trust by the journalistic corp. Those who participate in these deliberate crimes against the people and humanity are also guilty of treason. It is time for the real responsible journalist to rethink their current role in society. It is time to look in the mirror and decide on which side of the truth they really wish to stand before the people make that choice for them.
The standards by which journalists are guided. Of course the decision to follow these guidelines are up to the individual. It is a matter of free choice.
JOURNALISM CODE OF ETHICS
- The public journal is a public trust; acceptance of a lesser service than public service is a betrayal of this trust.
- Presentation of the facts with accuracy and fairness constitutes the fundamental foundation of an ethical press.
- Journalists will write only what they hold in their hearts to be the truth.
- Suppression of the news, for any consideration other than the welfare of society, is a betrayal of public trust.
- Bribery by one’s own pocketbook will be avoided and that individual responsibility will not be escaped by pleading another’s instructions or another’s dividends.
- Journalists will engage strictly in the professional conduct worthy of their profession and refrain from abuses of power, as well as threats, intimidation or harassment of their sources, readers and the general public.
- Journalists will respect readers and the general public by publishing opposing voices and interfacing with them professionally, employing diplomacy, courtesy and dignity at all times.
- Publishers will refrain from public office and contributing bylined editorial content to their publications.
- Advertising, like news and editorial columns, will serve the best interests of all readers. A single standard of truth will prevail for all.
- The press shall fear God and honor man; is stoutly independent and unmoved by greed or power; is indignant at injustice; always respectful of its readers; unswayed by money and privilege or the clamor of the mob; seeks to give every man a chance as far as law and honest wage and recognition of human brotherhood; promotes international good will and cements community comradeship. The press is for the truth of humanity, of and for today’s world.
Seek Truth and Report It
Journalists should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information on behalf of the common good. As such, they must:
- Test the accuracy of information from all sources and exercise care to avoid inadvertent error. Deliberate distortion is never permissible.
- Diligently seek out subjects of news stories to give them the opportunity to respond to allegations of wrongdoing.
- Identify sources whenever feasible. The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources’ reliability.
- Always question sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Clarify conditions attached to any promise made in exchange for information. Keep promises.
- Make certain that headlines, news teasers, promotional material, photos, video, audio, graphics, sound bites and quotations do not misrepresent. They should not oversimplify or highlight incidents out of context.
- Never distort the content of news photos or video. Image enhancement for technical clarity is always permissible. Label montages and photo illustrations.
- Avoid misleading re-enactments or staged news events. If re-enactment is necessary to tell a story, label it.
- Avoid undercover or other surreptitious methods of gathering information except when traditional open methods will not yield information vital to the public. Use of such methods should be explained as part of the story
- Never plagiarize.
- Tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience boldly, even when it is unpopular to do so.
- Examine their own cultural values and avoid imposing those values on others.
- Avoid stereotyping by race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or social status.
- Support the open exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.
- Give voice to the voiceless; official and unofficial sources of information can be equally valid.
- Distinguish between advocacy and news reporting. Analysis and commentary should be labeled and not misrepresent fact or context.
- Distinguish news from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two.
Recognize a special obligation to ensure that the public’s business is conducted in the open and that government records are open to inspection.
Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect. They should:
- Show compassion for those who may be affected adversely by news coverage. Use special sensitivity when dealing with children and inexperienced sources or subjects.
- Be sensitive when seeking or using interviews or photographs of those affected by tragedy or grief.
- Recognize that gathering and reporting information may cause harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance.
- Recognize that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than do public officials and others who seek power, influence or attention. Only an overriding public need can justify intrusion into anyone’s privacy.
- Show good taste. Avoid pandering to lurid curiosity.
- Be cautious about identifying juvenile suspects or victims of sex crimes.
- Be judicious about naming criminal suspects before the formal filing of charges.
- Balance a criminal suspect’s fair trial rights with the public’s right to be informed.
- Maintain respect and courtesy for their readers, sources and publics.
Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know. They should:
- Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived.
- Remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility.
- Refuse gifts, favors, fees, free travel and special treatment, and shun secondary employment, political involvement, public office and service in community organizations if they compromise journalistic integrity.
- Disclose unavoidable conflicts.
- Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable.
- Deny favored treatment to advertisers and special interests and resist their pressure to influence news coverage.
- Refrain from revealing news stories, sources and other paper information or materials prior to publication. Journalists do not share their work with any member of the public other than editorial staff prior to publication.
Be wary of sources offering information for favors or money; avoid bidding for news.
Journalists are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and each other.
- Clarify and explain news coverage and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct.
- Encourage the public to voice grievances against the news media.
- Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
- Refrain from political office as well as from the offices of religious, community and political organizations to avoid conflicts of interest between ethical reporting and obligations to these organizations. Rather, journalists should serve as the watchdogs of such organizations and report their activities in an unbiased manner.
- Expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media.
- Engage strictly in the professional conduct worthy of their profession and refrain from abuses of power, as well as threats, intimidation or harassment of their sources, readers and the general public.
- Abide by the same high standards to which they hold others.