Thursday, March 10, 2005

"Yin And Yang (The Flowerpot Man)"

I don't believe everything I hear from car salesmen, auto mechanics, loan officers, lawyers and politicians among others. So, I tend to wonder why people gravitate to one source for their news. Being a music journalist, I've always feared showing too much bias. So, I tend to put even the unflattering stories about 80's artists in the newsletter and on the Web site. But, yes... not everyone is so worried about bias. I remember seeing a poll of college students that asked "Why do you want to be a journalist?" An overwhelming majority answered that they wanted to affect public opinion. Opinion? In reporting? I've always believed that there is a reason for Yin and Yang. Seeing only Yin leaves you partial and without the whole picture. Without someone reporting Yang, you can really start believing some scary things. They call that propaganda. So, I tend to watch CNN equally with Fox News. (Kinda reminds me of how I try to chew the same number of pretzels with one side of my mouth as the other.)

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