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  •  because that would be 'editorializing' and not (0+ / 0-)

    'reporting'.  Any reporter that used a term like 'denier'--even if they ARE denying reality--should write columns, not news.

    •  I think you just gave a great endorsement. . . (1+ / 0-)
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      TheGreenMiles

      of the prevailing paradigm of "journalism" in the U.S.

      The one that sucks so bad that half us are so dumb that we still vote for Republicans.

      TS

      twitter: @Timeslayer_

      by Timeslayer on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 04:19:42 PM PDT

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      •  nice try. (0+ / 0-)

        Journalists don't use the term 'murderer', 'criminal', 'racist', 'bigot'....etc. etc. etc.

        Doesn't matter if it's right--it's not proper journalism.  By ANY ethnical journalist standard.  I studied journalism myself in college, an a number of friends and relatives (all liberals, for that matter)  would absolutely support my assertion (I know, because I've discussed it at length with them.)

        A reporter's job is not to pass judgment even if it is the correct judgment.

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