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What is in a journalists purview Is it ok to take sides These are a couple questions Rem Rieder tries to answer in his editorial Reporting to Conclusions he talks about how journalism is to fluffy and not passionate enough Journalists have been skirting around what is politically correct to say and their own opinions Rieder wrote that the internet and blogs were out shining journalism because they tell the truth from the authors point of view they show that its to soft when it doesnt need to be We will continue to report the hell out of our city in keeping with the highest standards of accuracy and fairness but you should also not be afraid to have a point of view about what you report Larry Platt wrote in a memo to his staff at the Philadelphia News Today Our pages should never be home to he saidshe said neutrality Instead you will be explicit adjudicators of factual disputes and youll be free to draw conclusions from your reportingInvestigative pieces are a good example of what Platt was trying to get across in that memo but he didnt want it to just stop there he wanted to hear his reporters voice in every piece they wrote Some people just arent ready for the kind of journalism Liz Trotta a contributor to Fox News criticized Anderson Cooper from CNN for stating What we heard were the same lies that weve heard from Honsi Mubarak and his regime for more than two weeks now She stated that it was not in his purview to say so If a simple opinion is out of a journalists purview then whats alright for them to say Even though Trotta criticized Cooper for his statement she later agreed with him saying that Mubarak certainly has lied Christopher Dickey also agreed saying that part of the soul of Coopers show is to take sides and be committed to a
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