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Monday, April 03, 2006

Sins of omission

Michael Barone on media bias.

"I remember a conversation I had with a broadcast news executive many years ago.

'Doesn't the fact that 90 percent of your people are Democrats affect your work product?' I asked.

'Oh, no, no,' he said. 'Our people are professional. They have standards of objectivity and professionalism, so that their own views don't affect the news.'

'So what you're saying,' I said, 'is that your work product would be identical if 90 percent of your people were Republicans.'

He quickly replied, 'No, then it would be biased.'"


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