What good is the training and the framed piece of fancy paper if the Big Media journalists are really just going to tell us what they're told to tell us? What good is it?
I mean, any idiot can read stuff off a teleprompter.
Like the Big Media news anchors.
Like Obama. And he's not qualified to be President, anyway, but there he is... reading from teleprompters all the time.
I'd rather just get raw facts, thanks. That doesn't require any fancy skills, just basic intelligence and a motivation to gather the real info, and then report what one finds. Duh! Spare me the bedazzling fancy-schmancyness, the spin and the ominous, leading questions and all that crap!
Oh, sure, it also helps to have effective communications skills. But you don't need to waste four years of your life and borrow a hundred grand to acquire that!