Jose Antonio Vargas: NEW YORK — Aboard the crowded D train, rumbling into Brooklyn on the Manhattan Bridge, the inevitable rant explodes. A rant courtesy of Faye Anderson, whom we’ll call Ms. CJ, a.k.a. Citizen Journalist. A rant directed at us, Mr. MSM, a.k.a. Mainstream Media, for all our perceived faults.
“It’s not you, the journalist, it’s the institution,” Ms. CJ tells Mr. MSM. “You’re not telling the whole story. . . . You’ve lost your credibility.”
We listen, take notes, check if the tape recorder’s working. No telling what Anderson might do if she’s misquoted.