When I graduated from journalism school at Michigan State University in 1969, being a reporter was like receiving a special call from God. You had a responsibility to search for truth and full information, regardless of the level that you covered.
How things have changed.
An example: In St. Clair County, Michigan, local officials are at the tail end of building a new jail. Revised cost estimates are coming in at $10 million over what was anticipated. It's a small county just north of Detroit and that's a lot of money. Local politicians are wringing their hands, getting angry and blaming each other. What happened?