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OUTSTANDING article by Michael S. Malone. Thanks for posting.


4 posted on 10/24/2008 2:35:15 PM PDT by PGalt
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But even more important, we are also supposed to be taught that even though there is no such thing as pure, Platonic objectivity in reporting, we are to spend our careers struggling to approach that ideal as closely as possible. That means constantly challenging our own prejudices, systematically presenting opposing views, and never, ever burying stories that contradict our own world views or challenge people or institutions we admire. If we can’t achieve Olympian detachment, than at least we can recognize human frailty - especially in ourselves.
OUTSTANDING article by Michael S. Malone. Thanks for posting.
And thank you for the ping! Bookmarking - and a maximum-effort ping!

IMHO the exact reason for the extreme tendentiousness of Big Journalism, and of the Democratic Party with which it is in symbiosis, is the fact that journalists do not write to be objective, they write from the assumption that they are objective. And that is sophistry.

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31 posted on 10/25/2008 4:14:04 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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