Dobbs scoffs at suggestions that his advocacy tarnishes his credentials as a journalist.
Dobbsâ€™ pre-recorded statement that prompted Stallâ€™s declaration:
The idea that a reporter should be disqualified because he or she actually cares, actually isnâ€™t neutral about the wellbeing of a country and its peopleâ€¦thatâ€™s absurd.
I donâ€™t understand Lou Dobbs’ politics, but his statement is on the mark. For news people to believe theyâ€™re above the common man, to assume that a â€œfair-and-balancedâ€ ideology is somehow immune from the flaws and impartiality of human nature and perspective, is a preposterous conviction.
Listen up, all you “journalists”: Credential and credibility come from trust, transparency and discourse, not some artificial oath to a robotic selection and interpretation of facts – otherwise known as objective, fair or balanced. Dobbsâ€™ implicit concession that news is human is critical; that acknowledgment is the first step toward truth, if there even is “one.”