Without Instapundit, I’d miss half the fun

I mean, would you believe me if I just posted this? Of course not, but Instapundit has the links. Reporter fired for believing that he could write objective news reports.

At a very fundamental, core level, Springston did not share our vision for a news publication with a progressive perspective. He held on to the notion that there was an objective reality that could be reported objectively, despite the fact that that was not our editorial policy at Atlanta Progressive News. It just wasn’t the right fit.


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4 responses to “Without Instapundit, I’d miss half the fun

  1. Hey, at least that paper shamelessly admits that it skews its coverage. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Artie “Pinch” Sulzberger to fess up to a Progressive bias in the Knee Jerk Times?

  2. Peg

    Yes, I applaud their honesty. The NYTimes continues its kabuki dance of really reporting “news” – rather than being a stream of shilling for all things “progressive.” (God, I love the editorializing of the English language, too!)

  3. KC

    I’ve wondered about this before but newspapers may as well be honest because, sooner or later, most savvy readers will notice if they skew the news. It’s my understanding that papers used to be more clearly on one side or the other. This one had a slant to the right, that one was done by socialists and angry old curmudgeons did another. At least that way, you knew they were subjective before you even opened the paper. (Of course, I guess that’s when every city had a couple of papers.) The problem, as I see it, came when a majority of the media trended over to the left but still presented themselves as unbiased. I don’t know if they believed it or not but, clearly, a lot of average folks had their doubts.

  4. Peg

    IMHO, the best thing papers could do is be sure to have reporters and editors who have diversity (I mean diversity of viewpoint; not just “x” number of black & white & asian & etc.. guys.) If you want to aim toward telling the “whole” story – have people with varied opinions report and opine.

    The longer I live, the more I think it’s just impossible to be utterly “objective.” We all have our biases. So – let ’em hang out – and let those with different perspectives do it.

    Unless, of course, you have no interest in aiming at “the truth” – and instead are shilling your product.