Obscure or Reveal

Is the job of a television news reporter to reveal or to obscure? And what about a television “commentator” whose job description includes the latitude to frame the story from his own point of view? Are they still doing this framing in the service of revealing the facts?

Here’s a great line about those framers from an article about The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, calling them:

…gasbags he so deftly deflates – the cable TV commentators who purportedly analyze the news but pour the ketchup of ideology over it and obscure rather than reveal its essence.

To obscure rather than reveal. Great phrase.

via Jon Stewart Goes to Summer Camp | The Moderate Voice.