When I went to journalism school back in the ‘70s, we were taught to be objective in our news reporting and writing. Objectivity was—and still should be—a crucial element of media integrity. We’ve lost it, though. Journalists have become celebrities displaying a lot of showmanship, but not much substance. They have made themselves the focus of the news. News agencies work off their own agendas to promote their particular causes or opinions. News has become one-sided and it doesn’t matter which side you’re talking about. I’ve lost respect for the profession I once loved so much. I much rather write fiction now. It’s a more honest way to make a living.