A prayer for journalists?

By Christopher B. Daly

I was in temple today, accompanying my family to services for Yom Kippur. Part of the service included this passage, which I thought could serve many journalists well:

For failures of truth, O Lord, we ask forgiveness.

For passing judgment without knowledge of the fact,

and for distorting facts to fit our theories, 

For deceiving ourselves and others with half-truths, 

and for pretending to emotions we do not feel. . .

~Happy new year. May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.

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