WASHINGTON, December 23, 2016 – The untrustworthy media is on the mind of Americans and they are seeking news anchors they can trust to proved accurate news. A Walter Cronkite for the 21st century.
According to a recent Gallup poll, 68% have little or no confidence that the media will “…report the news fully, accurately and fairly.” But there are some news reporters who put exemplary professionalism and integrity at the forefront in their day-to-day activities. Catherine Herridge, Intelligence Correspondent for the Fox News Channel (FNC) is one such individual.
More than a year ago, Herridge brought to light mounting evidence that then-Secretary. of State Clinton had violated federal laws through her irresponsible use of the unauthorized server.
Herridge further made the case for gross negligence by CONTRASTING Clinton’s use of the private server with General Petreus’ unauthorized sharing of classified material with his girlfriend who had a security clearance that was lost amid the scandal.
Ms. Herridge continues to be our watchdog over the government, which is in stark contrast to journalists serving news agencies that repeatedly betrayed the public trust. Herridge continued to follow and update the Clinton email server story with professional and objective reporting in the months that ensued, up to the election in November 2016.
For months, the Obama Administration adamantly claimed that the President first learned of Clinton’s use of a private server via news reports. Herridge succinctly reported that President Obama actually communicated with Clinton via an ALIAS, thus shedding light on a potential coverup.
During an October 2016 press conference, Ms. Herridge took the lead in querying Deputy State Dept. spokesperson Mark Toner about a possible conflict of interest between those working in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) office and those connected with Hillary Clinton in the State Department (and possibly the Clinton Foundation).
As you watch the video that follows, you will note that Ms. Herridge thoroughly researched FBI documents beforehand. It is also noteworthy that other reporters (who had not been actively involved in the questioning) chimed in after Ms. Herridge paved the way with her initial line of questioning.
Again Ms. Herridge queried from an objective perspective that was based on solid evidence. She did not rely on hyperbole, innuendo, speculation, nor did she taint her reporting with personal bias. Thanks to Ms. Herridge’s consistent tough nosed investigative reporting, the reader/viewer can objectively reach conclusions based on the preponderance of the evidence laid out.
Informative reports by Catherine Herridge are “can’t miss”. When the work she has done is examined, the reader/viewer encounters well-researched evidence and facts that are devoid of personal bias and opinionated jargon.
The Peabody Award is intended to recognize “…excellence in (journalistic) quality, rather than popularity or commercial success.” (Wikipedia.org) A strong case can and should be made to justify Ms. Catherine Herridge as a recipient for an upcoming Peabody award recipient in Spring 2017, based on the consistent journalistic prowess she exhibited during the newsworthy 2016 primary, presidential campaign and election.
The late George Foster Peabody would have considered Catherine Herridge to be a prime example of one of the recipients he foresaw for the year 2016. Archived videos of Catherine Herridge’s work can be found online at Mashpedia.com
Bill Randall is a contributing writer for COMMDIGINEWS. He is a retired Command Master Chief (U.S. Navy), and resides in Dallas, TX.