Monday, August 18, 2008

Bias? What bias?

"We make our own decisions about what we consider newsworthy. We are not garment workers measuring our product every day to fulfill somebody's quota. That means as editors we decide what we think is important, because that's what our readers look for us to do -- not to adhere to some arbitrary standard."
-- Bill Hamilton, Washington Post political editor, explaining why "Democrat Barack Obama has had about a 3 to 1 advantage over Republican John McCain in Post Page 1 stories since Obama became his party's presumptive nominee June 4."

Let's face it, when Obama started healing the planet and slowing the rise of the oceans, that was news.

No comments:

Post a Comment