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  •  what i don't get is... (7+ / 0-)

    ...  how he can't compartmentalize between his own vote and his work as a journalist, or why there was something at WaPo about not voting.

    This should be very straightforward:  When you're on the job, you're in professional mode, nonpartisan.  When you're off the job, you decide who you're going to vote for, for each office on your ballot.  Maybe you can't volunteer for a candidate or make any donations because those could be taken as signs of bias, but if you're really good at what you do, you can point to your actual track record in detail and it will stand up.    So you can say e.g. "I donated $50K to such-and-such but you can't point to one thing I've done on television that demonstrated bias."

    Sheesh, these guys are paid top dollar and they have the rare and specific talent to do live TV successfully.   It should be part of the skill set: go into each interview or news report objectively in a fact-seeking mindset, like doing science, and see what comes out.  

    And in the "money where mouth is" department, when I do estimates for clients, I blank out the "net" column on my spreadsheet so I don't see which version of a project is going to be most profitable to me.  I make my recommendations purely on the basis of how they meet the client's needs.  Then when the client chooses, I un-blank the column and find out what my net is going to be.  Maybe that's part of why I'm still a working stiff rather than wealthy, but none the less it works.  

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 05:21:58 PM PDT

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