The View from Nowhere: Questions and AnswersJay Rosen
"When MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann for donating without company permission to candidates he supports– that’s dumb.
When NPR forbids its “news analysts” from expressing a view on matters they are empowered to analyze– that’s dumb.
When reporters have to “launder” their views by putting them in the mouths of think tank experts: dumb.
When editors at the Washington Post decline even to investigate whether the size of rallies on the Mall can be reliably estimated because they want to avoid charges of “leaning one way or the other,” as one of them recently put it, that is dumb.
When CNN thinks that, because it’s not MSNBC and it’s not Fox, it’s the only the “real news network” on cable, CNN is being dumb about itself."http://pressthink.org/2010/11/the-view-from-nowhere-questions-and-answers/