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Objectivity Part I: This article’s main focus was objectivity, how journalists react to being accused of bias, and reexamining the definition of objectivity to encourage a better view of journalism. The author starts out using a few statistics about articles featuring the War in Iraq and the proposed tax cut from former President Bush. The author points out that very few articles talked about the aftermath of the War in Iraq or how confusing and misleading the tax cut was. He then goes on to talk about objectivity as a goal of journalism. He recognizes that journalists have contradicting goals; “be neutral yet investigative; be disengaged but have an impact; be fair- minded but have an edge.” These conflicts are what create the question of what the definitions of objectivity, fair and balanced are. He blames a lack of objectivity on how ‘lazy’ journalists are. They are usually pushed for time and have very little space to write their story in so this makes them be in a rush to create a story. They then don’t investigate all angles or dig deeper
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