Tuesday, March 15, 2005

I Sure Hope So

Did Court TV reporter Dianne Dimond tip the feds off about Jacko's wacko antics? Journalistic ethics expert Tom Rosenstiel of the Pew Research Center says that's not cool. This is one of the things I never understood about Journalism wonks, that no transgression is too heinous to compel a journalist to help the good guys stop the bad guys. Because of ethics. You know, 'cause it's the right thing to do.

I understand they're trying to defend freedom of the press by opposing any and all encroachments thereupon, real or imagined. But to me it's the same as trying to keep Roe v. Wade from being overturned by defending partial-birth abortion. You end up hurting your own cause for something you don't actually believe in, on "principle." It's the height of absurdity.

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