FauxPolitik

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Journalism: Last night, a story on NPR caught my ear. The story itself was about latino students in Georgia. That wasn't the tricky bit. The tricky bit was that both the interviewer and one of the interviewees implied that a local poultry processing plant is hiring undocumented workers. A careful reading (hearing?) might lead one to believe that both were even implying that the company was actively abetting the influx of such workers. Now, I'm not a specialist in journalistic ethics - but isn't that the part of a story where you let the company in question comment on the accusation?

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