Thursday, April 16, 2009

Arguing is Not Reporting

Yes, I was hard on Neil Cavuto. I do not regret it because I believe it was well deserved. I am equally hard on anyone who goes "beyond the bounds of impartiality" as a "journalist."
Thus I must highlight that CNN's Susan Roesgen was equally out of bounds when she argued with a protester in her interview:

That is not to say that her source is correct in his interpretation of Lincoln, but it is to say that Roesgen moved from reporting to arguing.
There was little of classic journalism in any reporting on the tea parties yesterday.

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