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2024-02-10 09:38:46
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provoost on Nostr: A journalist is someone who looks for truth by means of investigation. They're more ...

A journalist is someone who looks for truth by means of investigation. They're more closely related to cops than to politicians.

I think he's mostly a political pundit. Even just asking hard questions doesn't necessarily make you a journalist. It can be a form of grandstanding, just like politicians do all the time during expert hearings. The point of a question should be that you're genuinely interested in the answer. A journalist would typically ask a question after they've done a bunch of research, as a way for the subject of their article to provide a response to these findings.

Most podcasters are not journalists, because typically their only source is what the subject tells them, or maybe the book the subject wrote. From your description it sounds like he was acting mostly as a podcaster. But I suspect his motive for the interview was political grandstanding.
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