Friday, October 24, 2008


Just catching up to an insightful piece in Sunday's New York Times by Clark Hoyt, the "public editor."

All of us, from the big Times to the tiny Freeman, face the issues he describes.

I particularly liked this paragraph:

"Bias is a tricky thing. None of us are objective. We like news the supports our views and dislike what may challenge them. We tend to pick apart each article, word by word, failing to remember that it is part of a river of information from which facts can be plucked to support many points of view. Perversely, we magnify what displeases us and minimize what we like."
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