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Re: Re: WEEI gets a ton of publicity
I do think that in general (As an elected official, I abstain from the appointment of my wife to a town board, for example) that perception is reality and it's NOT a good idea for a wife to be on a show where the husband is banned.
It would be SMARTER for the hub and wife to work for different newspaper companies.
BTW, I say that as someone that thinks the Glob.. is out of line with the ban.
Donna Halper <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 09:43 PM 3/28/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>Well Eileen is on shaky ground here as there is a conflict of interest.
>Her husband (Peter May) is a sportswriter for the Globe and is affected by
Umm, I know that's the Globe's spin, but I think it's a bit disingenuous.
In our industry, lots of us are married to people who work in the same
business (or even at the same newspaper or radio/TV station). SO does that
mean we lose our right to comment on a situation? As I understand
journalism ethics, you just issue a disclaimer (which she says she did in
her article) and proceed. Just because Eileen has a husband does that mean
she isn't permitted to have opinions about his occupation (or about her
own)? She is a columnist. She writes opinion pieces. She is good at it--
she won a Pulitzer Prize, in fact. In this case, she wrote about WEEI and
about the Globe sportswriters, some of whom appear on radio shows every bit
as offensive as the ones on WEEI. Would the column have been spiked if she
had agreed with the Globe's decision? Call me cynical, but I doubt it.