Friday, January 04, 2013
MC Reporter Displays Bias Against Lehigh's Conservative Board
Now the difference between reporters and people like me, I'm told, is that they are "objective." But most reporters will concede that's bullshit. Everyone is biased. Those who claim they are not are lying to themselves.
Pleasantries were exchanged before the news conference, and The Morning Call's reporter made the rounds introducing herself to Team Fleck. She told them her beat is Northampton County and Lehigh County government. She then added she was glad to be away from "those wackos in Lehigh," an obvious reference to its very conservative Board of Commissioners.
"You could get in trouble for that," someone joked.
How can she or her newspaper claim impartiality, while simultaneously condemning Republicans to a bunch of Democrats?
Wouldn't she, and her newspaper, do a better service to the community by just being honest?
By the way, they are a bunch of wackos.
I doubt very much I misunderstood this reporter, but have not spoken to her. I have sent her an email so she can provide her side of the story if she wishes.