Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Journalistic Standards

There has been a fair amount of uproar about certain opinion-commentators getting money to advocate certain policies. I don't see the problem, if their facts are correct. Which is worse?
Journalists using falsified information to help a cause they believe in for free.
Commentators using accurate information in a cause they mostly believe in, for pay.
Apparently scrappleface had similar thoughts.

"The outcry from professional journalists over these pay-for-commentary scandals is not surprising," the source added. "They violated the journalistic code of honor. It's appalling to think that these men received compensation for weaving their biases into their work. Meanwhile, thousands of hard-working journalists do the same thing every day at no extra charge."


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