This was one of my first posts when I joined JB, and it seemed an appropriate time to re-post it.
I have copied and pasted the original from 9/17/06
Are Reporters Supposed to be Totally Unbiased?
Parkersburg is not a large city by any means but I call it home and I love it. I love getting the Sunday paper and reading every bit of it. I had never noticed the young man who reviews movies until after the showing of The DaVinci Code. He started his column out stating that he is a Christian and then proceeded to discuss all of the Chrisitan reasons not to go to see this movie. Please, dear readers, don't think for a second that I am attacking any religion in any way. I have the utmost respect for everyone and their own individual beliefs. I just can't help but wonder how we would react if we were to turn on the news at night and the broadcasters were to base their stories on their religious beliefs. Would we be upset if it was someone of a different religion other than ours? Since that first reading of this young man's reviews, I have read several more, and each one I have read are based on his version of morality. Again, this is not for me to judge and I applaud him for having morality. I applaud the fact that we live in a country where we can fully express what we believe to be true (as I am doing now). My only question is, should any reporter allow his/her own bias of any kind influence their work?
Asked on 9/17/2006 in Civic & Community to Judy's Book Parkersburg
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