November 16, 2004
An End to Objecto-droids
Let me get a few things out on the table before we start:
1. I wanted Kerry to win. Badly.
2. I am a journalist.
3. I have been a journalist for a month.
4. I couldn’t tell anyone about #1 because of #2, and I don’t know why because of #3.
Read on — it’s sharply composed.
He wraps up with a smart point that I think not enough people have been making re: journalism and bias: False objectivity is dehumanizing. And people don’t like to talk to non-humans. They’d much rather have a normal conversation with a normal person with normal beliefs. So I think there’s a real journalistic benefit to being straight with people — and hey, if being straight means you can’t do your job, then maybe you should get a new one. How ‘bout that!
(Link via the hip, happenin’ LauraFries.com.)