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POV | A sad time for journalism

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Donald Trump says the media is trying to rig the election for Hillary Clinton through biased reporting. On this point he isn't wrong. National media journalists who used to disguise their bias against the wealthy, the conservatives, and Republicans are no longer trying to hide it. 

Their slant is flagrant now, and the worst part is, they don't care! In the past, if you accused national journalists of bias, they would feign shock and outrage. Today, they just shrug as if to say, "So what?"

Collectively, they seem to feel that they have a mission to make sure Clinton is elected, or at least that Trump isn't.  

To me, it is sickening. Not because I'm a Trump guy, but because I believe journalists should do their absolute best to present the facts in as pure a form as possible and let the public decide. How is the media's attempt to influence the outcome of the elections any less despicable than Russia trying to do the same thing?

It is important to me that WDRB not be lumped in with the national activist media. We've built our brand around fair and objective journalism.  We won't compromise it.

Before you point out that I'm giving an opinion right now, I am, but I am not a journalist. In this role, I am an editorialist which requires an opinion. So...

I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.

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