Journalism is ultimately about giving a shit.
It's about giving something back to these bastards.
These people whom we somehow let run our goddamn lives for us.
Giving them a taste of what it means to be us.
Every law that curbs my basic human freedoms;
every lie about the things I care for;
every crime committed against me by their politics;
That's what makes me get up and hound these fuckers
and I'll do that until the day I die, or my brain dries up or something.
That's what we achieve. We show them they're accountable.
We show them that just as they try to herd us back into cages of quiet mediocrity
We can chase them back to fucking hell with the truth
It's the journalism of attachment.
It's caring about the world you report on. Some people say that's bad journalism,
that there should be a detached, cold, unbiased view of the world in our news media.
And if that's what you want, there are security cameras everywhere that you could watch tapes of.
- Spider Jerusalem