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Monday, June 26, 2006

Nonsense in the Name of Objectivity: Ardith Hilliard, the editor of The Morning Call, is one of those journalists who believe that the media is best served if individual reporters keep their personal preferences hidden. I've never understood that point of view, because it seems to me that greater transparency serves the public interest more than secrecy does.

Hilliard it was who suspended a reporter for serving as grand marshall of a gay pride parade with this pious nonsense: "We whose life work it is to defend the First Amendment often must forgo activities it was written to protect." Taken to its logical extreme, this presumably means The Morning Call will suspend any reporter found to be attending church. Will it? Yeah, right.

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