Memo to the Guardian: Deal with reality, please. If the corrupt kills a journalist, there will be no replacement. Tough talk when an industry collapsed isn’t productive.

If you are going to make a threat, make sure reality backs you up.

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In this case, it doesn’t.

Journalism is a dead profession. The job losses and outlet closures are coming fast and furious.

Investigative journalism is dead.

So let’s get that out of the way first.

The Guardian keeps begging readers for money. That isn’t a good turn.

Journalism never had a real system to protect their own. They were never well paid.

When your job is fleeting, you are not going to take any real chances.

Not that most journalists do real journalism. They crib from press releases, even when they are supposed to be covering war zones.

The corrupt know this fact. That’s why so many of them hire PR firms — and you have turned those corrupt into Great Men.

Or you hire the corrupt.

Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered, and it was an outrage.

But if journalists were true to that word, there would have been a completely different system in place, and she wouldn’t have been alone in her work from the beginning.

And with a profession that is not even a shadow of its former self, the chest-thumping rings hollow.

Journalism needs to look inward to see what happened, and how weak they have become…

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