Establishing the ground rules

Journalists, being human beings, are biased. Everybody on earth knows this. But somehow the organizations they work for think journalists should pretend to be utterly balanced — genetically incapable of forming opinions; solid, trustworthy men and women who only report Facts with a capital F. This is why NPR and The Washington Post told its employees to stay away from the Stewart/Colbert rally this weekend.

The Washington City Paper has also released a memo to its employees, one that skewers this whole silly business.

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