by David Harsanyi, Reason
If you’re an intellectually curious person—and if you’re a journalist, let’s assume that you are—you are likely to have embraced a number of notions about how the world works, how it should work and who should be running it. This is natural. It’s inevitable, then, that most journalists have formed some opinions about partisan politics.
It’s unrealistic to expect that even the most conscientious journalist can wholly divorce his or her professional work from his or her philosophical positions. And even if that person were to put forth the sincerest effort possible, biases are likely to manifest in the focus and tone of his or her work. And this doesn’t even take into account editors and headline writers, often the worst culprits in one-sided political coverage.
So though we have many fine political journalists, we have only a handful of truly unbiased ones in the country. Read the entire story.