GOP united to battle Democratic foe Jul 04 2008, 1:28 PMLIKE IT IS The reporter/editor dilemma Jul 04 2008, 1:28 PMFor the past nine months the majority of the opinions, which have appeared in this space, have largely been my own with the exception of the public office endorsements, which were made by the Patriots editorial board. Until now it hasnt been difficult to fill this space with a kudo or a well-organized complaint, but its been a real exercise in walking the finest of fine lines between being a reporter and an editor.
Reporters by their nature are supposed to be what Fox News likes to boast as being fair and balanced. Whether or not Fox News or any other news outlet meets that standard is open for debate, so you be the judge.
Reporters cover events and write the news for what it is, leaving their personal opinions at home, while editors are charged with expressing opinions on the issues of the day, which may or not be truly reflective of the facts at-hand. One would hope that each opinion is grounded in factual evidence, but thats not always the case.