Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Novel Concept!

I am truly amazed, the new NPR guidelines include a dedication to presenting the truth:

In all our stories, especially matters of controversy, we strive to consider the strongest arguments we can find on all sides, seeking to deliver both nuance and clarity. Our goal is not to please those whom we report on or to produce stories that create the appearance of balance, but to seek the truth.

As we all know, reality has a well-known liberal bias. Yeah, getting a balanced view is pretty stupid when one side has all the evidence and the other side makes shit up. Hopefully we'll hear no more crap like:

"Tonight, we'll present diverse viewpoints, ranging from that of the Cato Institute to that of the Heritage Foundation"

Hopefully, there will come a new day, when people get called out for their bullshit. I'm not holding my breath, though... both sides do it and IOKIYAR probably won't be going away anytime soon, but at least NPR seems to be throwing off those Conservative shackles.


M. Bouffant said...

We can only hope that reactionary elements raise a stink about this "obvious example of liberal bias."

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Nice Polite Republicans"

vacuumslayer said...
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vacuumslayer said...

Good journalism and Bothsidesdoitism cannot co-exist. One will have to perish in order for the other to carry on. See: Politifact.

Helmut Monotreme said...

National Petroleum Radio will stick to this iron clad principle until the next oil spill, or the next fundraising quarter, whichever comes first.

kennymfg said...

I'll never forget when the brought in David Horowitz to eulogize Howard Zinn.

Balance! bitches.

kennymfg said...

I think NPR heard that I was cross so they've decided to let the Rude Pundit say a few things about Andrew Breitbart, for balance.