Shades of Beige

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Introduction Journalism exists because we need a mechanism through which we can keep our government honest and accountable. I'm a working journalist, but these days, reading "mega-papers" like the New York Times and the Washington Post frustrates me. Too often, reporters for these outlets are unprepared to report from "international" environments where they know neither the history nor the culture. Today, more than ever, we face a growing need for more "honest" reporting. Reporting grounded in facts, rather than government statistics. Reporting grounded in local perspective, rather than international generalizations. Here, I cite the best and the worst of these international news stories, and provide perspective from local blogs and news outlets to help keep the newsmen honest.