Pedro Molina

المواطن بيزوس؟

نيويورك ــ كانت أول وظيفة جادة عملت بها على الإطلاق هي "مُراجِعة حقائق" في مجلة فوربس (التي تحولت الآن إلى مجموعة من المدونات الحرة في الأغلب). وأنا أعتبر مراجعي الحقائق هم صبية مذبح الصحافة. ورغم أنني تركت هذا المذبح، فإنني لا زلت أشعر بتبجيل عميق للحقيقة المقدسة.

لذا، ففي أغلب المناقشات حول نماذج الأعمال والتي دارت بمناسبة بيع صحيفة واشنطن بوست لمؤسسة شركة أمازون ورئيسها التنفيذي جيف بيزوس، رأيت كل القيم التي كنت أعتز بها وهي تشوه. ولكن كيف ذلك؟

الواقع أن حتى مراجعي الحقائق من ذوي السمعة الطيبة يختلفون حول أصل النصيحة الشهيرة الموجهة إلى الصحفيين: "أريحوا المنكوب، وانكبوا المرتاح!" (حتى أنهم يختلفون حول ما إذا كانت تلك النصيحة موجهة في البداية نحو الخطباء أو رجال الصحافة). والصحافة على أية حال مهنة حيث لا نستطيع أن نعتبر العميل دوماً على حق.

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