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  •  As a reporter I hoped to influence the news (3+ / 0-)
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    so that readers knew my opinion the way the tape in a recorder makes its opinion known during playback: you shouldn't notice. My job was to give them the facts in a way they could digest without undue distress (sometimes, the facts themselves are nasty enough to cause distress; my job was not to minimize or sugar-coat those, either). If I had access to both sides of an issue, I had an obligation to tell both halves of the story; the good news was among many of the few times I had both sides to listen to, they were saying the same thing.
    They just had different reasons for their points of view, not for the things they knew had to happen.

    But in analysis and opinion? Damn straight I had an obligation to tell the truth, and if it hurt the money boys' feelings that should make them look in the mirror.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 08:31:05 PM PST

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