An excerpt from an interview with Jon Stewart:
LARRY KING: What do you make of Fox?
JON STEWART: I think brilliantly authoritative. They know what they’re doing. People would take well to heed how tenacious they are, how bold they are. They express editorial authority. I think they’re wrong. But I appreciate that they’re trying. And, you know, I don’t think it’s a right and left thing. I don’t think that’s what’s going to be important. I think CNN has an opportunity to be a real arbiter. But being a real arbiter means taking a stand, not just having people on — you’re on the left, you’re on the right. That’s like having people on in the cola wars. You’re from Pepsi; you’re from Coke. What do you think? I think we taste great. I think we taste great. That’s all the time we have. Both terrific points of view. You know? It’s about being authoritative, about earning credibility. CNN, more than anybody, has the infrastructure to be able to accomplish that.
Good point. Go ahead and drop the “objective” facade. Let’s end this experiment of “objectivity” (that only started in the 1920s) and return to a partisan press. Then, we can stop having these silly debates. For more, read this article.