RE: go interceptors!

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Sun Jul 15 2001 - 13:30:18 MDT

Spike wrote

> Wooooo hooooo! The interceptor took out the target.
> Ignored the decoy and busted the mock warhead. {8-]

Yeah, that's great.

> I still hafta eat my words: the Mercury News reported the
> success on the front page.

I knew that they would. We're lucky that all major news
organs, no matter how prejudiced they are, have some sense
of responsibility, and make *some* effort to be objective.
How this continues to be the case with "objectivity" under
continual fire in journalism schools amazes me somewhat:
journalists these days are inculcated with a sense of duty
to do what's right and best for society (naturally in
liberal or socialisic terms), and besides: objectivity
doesn't exist anyway, right?

> The overall article was extremely negative however. The
> only actual photograph is of a protestor.

I'm sorry to hear this. I would have hoped for better.

> The Merc has shifted its attack from 'this cannot be done' to
> 'this should not be done.'

While they have every right to say whatever on their editorial
pages, it's really evil to slant stories, headlines, and choice
of pictures to deliberately to favor one point of view.


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