Lesley Stahl doesn't understand "fair and balanced" -- does anybody in the news media?


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I think many American reporters do not understand what objective means. Possibly the ranks of writing (or talking heads) are filled with too many people who do well when filling in bubbles, but not so well when thinking.

If you are on the street and you see a 200 pound man beating punching a 5 year old child in the face, walking away from that and not commenting on that as being wrong is not being objective, but by the definition of what the average American reporter thinks fair and balanced or objective means it completely would.

I think that's a problem. I think it's a big problem when the average reporter seems to use the definition of the prime directive from the TV series Star Trek as the guide as to what is and what is not fair.

Lo Fleming

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Posted by Lo Fleming (not verified) on 7 May 2007 - 8:38pm
An excellent way of putting it

Objective indeed!

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Posted by media girl on 7 May 2007 - 8:53pm