Sunday, September 10, 2006
Journalists silent over suspension of colleague
I hoped that the suspension of a Radio-Canada reporter for her open support of the mission in Afghanistan (mentioned in a recent post) would have opened a debate about the challenges of objectivity in journalism. Unless I've missed something, journalists have remained largely silent on the topic.
So, we punish reporters who are open about their views, while we don't say a word about reporters who hide their views. And the ones who do the hiding very often don't even do it that well. Interesting.