Added to the list of reasons why journalists now lose their jobs: a belief in "objective reality." Atlanta Progressive News senior reporter Jonathan Springston was let go last week after he failed to live up to the paper's standards, namely, by reporting on events based on facts. In a statement issued to the Fresh Loaf blog, the APN explained that "[Springston] held on to the notion that there was an objective reality that could be reported objectively, despite the fact that that was not our editorial policy at Atlanta Progressive News."I try exceptionally hard on this blog not to engage in name-calling, but it's hard to describe this as anything other than moronic.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010