Journalists have become empty vessels, to be filled on the day with plausible but inaccurate material, sufficient to fill space in a newspaper, but a travesty of the truth.
Indeed, Dr. N ... and so has the army, commerce, politics, and every element of our culture that is fed by our degraded educational system. We won't rescue ourselves from anything until we reinstate education as the medium that hands down the traditional methods by which we seek truth and draw as near to it as we can.
We developed the system by interlacing Judaeo-Christian and classical scholarship, and we succeeded in applying it because Judaeo-Christianity provides the best support for that search- the religion informs its adherents with what communists are pleased to call 'ideology.' When the goal of searching turns into pragmatics, however, and methodology devolves into exercises in tactics (at their simplest: the end justifies the means) ...then we sink lower than our enemies.
In short - these journalists, through no fault of their own, are semi-literate yobs. Every British/Anglo-Saxon student of the first millenium knew more than they do about thought, and about how to develop and re-present it in linguistic systems. The present 'graduates' know only how to generate claptrap - because their commie/euro teachers don't even understand their own garbled, alien, ideology.