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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 10:10 AM

19. Perhaps the media could bring themselves to simply REPORT the events .. & leave interpretation out

I realize that there is a risk associated with identifying a duck .... as a duck

And I understand that innocence is the given status until legally proven otherwise....

I also get that this is an unprecedented
un-presidency which puts the media in uncharted territory...

IMO
It would be far better if the media chose one of two approaches:
1. Just report the details...
Who, did what, when,
cite dates & locations &
supporting documentation
& cite sources as appropriate

Leaving the WHY (interpretation) up to the viewer/reader of the report....


If they just can't bring themselves to stay within the Joe Friday content parameters....
then at least present BOTH
the best/worst case scenario
Or most innocent / most nefarious possible motives

That way they
cover their asses regardless of what turns out later to be the 'accepted' motive/scenario ...
And
Can Satisfy their need to 'explain WHY' this event may have taken place....

IOW... either give us just the meat & bread
or give us the meat, bread & the entire array of condiments to choose from...
rather
than "fixing" the burger
according to their taste
before giving it to us.

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