15 Mar

Thanking NPR

The McGlynn,

click here to sign the petition thanking National Public Radio for formally disavowing
“he said, she said” journalism in favor of journalism that is fair to the

Too many news outlets seem to consider it their job to
tell the competing sides of any given story, instead of focusing on reporting
the truth. No matter how unsupported by the facts one side may be, this
widespread “he said, she said” journalism is how, for example, climate change
deniers are treated seriously in the media.

In a positive move, National
Public Radio recently issued new editorial guidelines rejecting this false
balance. Disavowing the worst excesses of “he said, she said” journalism, NPR’s
new code of ethics states
that “if the balance of evidence in a matter of controversy weighs heavily on
one side, we acknowledge it in our reports.” This is an important step to curing
what has become an endemic plague of false “fairness” in American

click here to sign the petition thanking NPR for this decision.
We will
send them the signatures.

Keep fighting,
Chris Bowers, Daily Kos

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