Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Feb. 5: What the journalists do

*Problems with journalists' personal outlook

From Jon Margolis:


He is absolutely right. Journalists have an obligation not to let personal opinions of politicians color their coverage of those politicians, and if they can't keep the personal out, they shouldn't be doing straight news reporting.

Another note: The kind treatment reporters gave George W. Bush in 2000 has come back to bite the industry in a big way. Bush's policies certainly take part of the blame for the corporate bloodletting that's been going on in journalism the last few years. And once upon a time, Al Gore was a journalist himself......

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