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For Post #6 For emu - Both sides of the story possible?
"An editor should be able to allow both sides of a story to be told."|
Thank you, emu. What you said above is a good idea and a good ideal. We all think this should be the case, but we all know this is not true. A newspaper's editorial board is always tilted toward one side or another politically and ideologically - conservative, or liberal, anti-this or pro-that, but seldom or never all of these. Can Wall Street Journal talk like New York Times? They may have a "balanced" group of commentators that makes the paper look somewhat impartial. But that does nothing to make much different so far as the newspaper's own adopted position is concerned.
China has to have many achievements for its vast population that are worth reporting by German media. And the Beijing Games provided just the right opportunity to do so if they really want to, or just for once. But the hair-splitting, fault-finding, sensational, and lopsided and uniformed German media voice regarding anything surrounding the Beijing Olympics, the way they portray China, the kind of net impression they have created on the German audience, all these have proved they only allow one side of the story, chosen and filtered or manufactured by themselves, to be told.
How much free speech can you expect under Bush and Cheney? How much can you deviate from your boss without losing your job? Can you be more "impartial" than your editor if you work on his newspaper?