No one I've asked, in the past about 5 years has been able to tell me why they watch the news anymore. Every story I've seen on the nightly news, has been sourced from twitter feeds, facebook, Huffpo, etc etc etc... And no one, knows why they bother watching. mk made a point on another post in this thread about anemic news coverage being worse than direct censorship, and I think he has a valid point. If something is censored, it's easy to see what someone wants to hide/downplay. When it gets slipped in as a joke, a side note, or end of report blurb, it just obfuscates everything. It removes journalistic accountability because as coffeesp00ns stated, 'Well, we reported it." But, to ask the newscaster, did you really? Did you portray the issue (NSA breaking constitutional law, Snowden stuff etc) fairly? Did it get a proper amount of time and multiple perspectives to provide a comprehensive and informed picture of reality? If the answer to any of that is no, the journalist in question has failed, not in part, but in whole.