Friday, February 25, 2005

By Guckert's own standard, he is not a journalist.

The Propagannon controversy has generated much discussion about who gets to declare who is a journalist. While there have been interesting perspectives about where to draw the line, with respect to Guckert, he is not a reporter by his own definition.

On his conservativeguy.com website, Guckert belittled Washington Post reporter Jim VendeHei:

No balance is found in this article at all. VendeHei's "story" does little more than express the Democratic opposition to tort reform, probably in the manner in which it was told to him. That's not reporting, that's parroting. So it's business as usual at the Washington Post as it serves a house organ for the Democratic Party.


Yet taking any one of Guckert's articles--for example, his own article on tort reform--proves that Guckert himself was the one who was engaged in "parroting."

Indeed, applying Gucket's own standard of "reporting" to his article, we get this:

No balance is found in this article at all. Guckert's "story" does little more than express the Republican support of tort reform, probably in the manner in which it was told to him. That's not reporting, that's parroting. So it's business as usual at Talon News as it serves a house organ for the Republican Party.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent point. It is also revealing that Gannon chose the phrase "...probably in the manner in which it was told to him."It begs the question that what Gannon accuses this other writer of, is Gannon himself guilty of doing? That is, could Gannon be "projecting" his own guilty secret of directly receiving talking points from his internal handlers onto this opposing writer?

He who is himself guilty of doing, accuses others of like method.

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