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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It means that good journalistic coverage of a person with different views should please the person being reported on, because his views are being treated seriously and explained to others.

    Consider: "Mr. Hitler belives that Jews are a "cancer" on Germany, one that must be aggressively dealt with. He also believes the restitution following the Great War was profoundly unfair, and that no self-respecting government can allow it to stand."

    Straightfoward reporting. The subject's views have been portrayed as ac
    • Meanwhile, thanks to Woodward and Bernstein, patron saints of Journalist as Deliverer of Worlds, good luck finding a journalist who wants to present the facts as accurately and fairly as possible. Instead, we have a wearying parade of scent of scandal, perfume of peccadillo, and l'eau du self-righteous conspiracy buster and hero of the (and now a word from our sponsor) little guy.

      I'm not sure where the "Oh no, today is the end of history!!" histrionics come from, nor the short attention span "Don't remem

    • "rather than its worldly ramifications"