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Wed Feb 4, 2015, 11:50 AM

Labor Prof Defends Mike Elk’s Objective Labor Reporting Chops (unionizing Politico!)



X post in Labor & GD. Mike has had dozens of stories posted on the DU!

http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/03/labor-prof-defends-mike-elks-objective-labor-reporting-chops/

A Columbia journalism professor who previously taught labor at CUNY is defending Politico reporter Mike Elk‘s ability to be an objective labor reporter despite his blatant support of unions.

Elk recently announced plans to unionize his newsroom and has gotten blasted by right wing groups like Grover Norquist‘s Center for Worker Freedom and right-leaning journalists around town for being a pro-union labor reporter for Politico. [RELATED: Grover Norquist's Group Urges Politico Not To Unionize]

They’re also criticizing Politico for what they consider its idiocy in hiring Elk in the first place.

On Monday, the Center for Worker Freedom posted an essay: “Why Americans Don’t Trust Journalists.” They wrote, “Elk as a reporter is not only a potential headache for his employers, who have to deal with the repercussions of his actions. It is dangerous for readers as well.” They label the story: “Good Elk Hunting.”

FULL story at link.

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