Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A pundit gets the values of journalism

Pundits usually make their livings with heavy breathing on the latest hot story of the day, but Roland Martin gets news values right:

We should forget the nonsense about the competitive pressure to break the story.

The rules are simple: Either you have the facts or you don't. If you do, you run with the story. If you don't, you leave it alone.

Sadly, few news people exhibit this any more.

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