Wednesday, April 13, 2005


News Or Opinion: You Decide

Read the story on page 5A of today's SAEN, headlined "Bolton appears likely to get OK" and you would be excused if you thought you were really reading something in the op/ed pages. From the opening paragraph:
...that he[Bolton] was a "serial abuser" of analyst who disagreed with his hard-line views.

Notice that the report leaves quotes off of "hard-line" as if it is a foregone conclusion. Clearly Bolton is "hard-line" to the reporter who wrote the story, but does that kind of editorializing belong in a so-called news story?
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