Well, yes, honest journalism matters. But as Nick Ut makes clear, it no longer can make a difference in capitalist controlled media simply because the latter no longer permits it.
“In the Vietnam war you could go anywhere you wanted. After the picture of napalm girl and other pictures you don’t have any freedom to cover war any more. They control the media a lot more now. They don’t want more pictures like napalm girl.Thus, it is imperative that activists must create their own media to cover everyday reality so that people can understand the issues, organize, and formulate appropriate strategies to bring down the system that makes wars inevitable.