Monday, November 05, 2007

Power Line

Power Line: Bill Katz: Editor, edit thyself, part 1

The proper relationship of press to government is neutrality. The press should be neither for nor against government, but a vigorous inquirer into its affairs. The "adversarial relationship" leads to the "gotcha" game, the destruction of public officials as a career goal. That game has outlived the usefulness it never had. The public hates it. It erodes the credibility of the press every time viewers see it in a televised news conference. Journalists can give us the news without destroying the newsmaker.

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