Further along in my dialogue with NPR over its embrace of "he said, she said" reporting: two new items to report. Another engagement with NPR's ombudsman. And Voice of San Diego's reporters handbook, which disallows he said, she said.
Apparently, NPR people do not understand what the critique of he said, she said is all about. It's not about editorializing. Or taking sides. It's failing to do the reporting required to shed light on conflicting truth claims.
This is something I wrote when the shock of September 11th, 2001 was still... there. I am reprinting it today to mark the ten year anniversary of that event. Peace.
Published 11 Sep 2011 10:20 am
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