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urgk Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 09:23 AM
Response to Reply #111
114. I agree.
I posted the following on the post that the OP referenced:

"Maybe he's right.

What happens to your argument if he's right? What if Hillary *is* a lying, manipulative, right-leaning, disingenuous, amoral, two-faced politician who would do anything to grab more power?

I mean, what if she IS?

Wouldn't it be Keith's job to report it? I mean if Keith talks about Haliburton or Kellogg, Brown and Root or Rush Limbaugh and points out the ways that they lie, cheat and manipulate, is he biased against them? Or is he just doing his job?

And what if Obama has run a more dignified, moral and genuine campaign than Hillary has? What if he has? Is it Keith's job to manufacture outrage against Obama or to report Obama's response to the Clinton attacks as somehow unacceptable? Should he skew the news to make things appear to be even if in fact they aren't? Should Keith blow something about Obama's ex-pastor out of proportion when Hillary's campaign manager represents union-busting interests, works on deals that would hurt America's working class and works on behalf of Blackwater?

It isn't the job of the media to represent both sides of any issue equally, it is the job of the media to represent the truth at the core of any given set of events. Keith may pack drama into his reporting, but if, at its core, his message is backed by the facts, it is his moral obligation to present it to the public."
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