Mar 3, 2009

To the Desk

by Matthew Clark

Hey Amanda,
Last week when I ran in to you, you asked me what my opinion of the article in the Champion about the stimulus bill was. Being honest, I’m not quite sure what to tell you. You were telling me that people were saying the article was “too conservative.” Well first of all, I think it doesn’t matter whether it’s liberal or conservative as long as it’s the truth. But it did come across as biased. I’m no expert on media matters, but it seems to me that the best way to report something is to explain what the bill is intended to do, then explain why it doesn’t work. This came across to me as if it was just tearing the thing apart without including much rationale for the bill or what anyone from the other side was saying.

Like I said though, I don’t care if the only sources the Champion uses is from the Heritage Foundation or sources like that, as long as what they’re saying is true. In my opinion, however, sometimes it’s best to include an opposing viewpoint, even though you don’t necessarily have to agree with it or even put the emphasis on that viewpoint. But then again, I’m no expert.


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