Herald's Dean Johnson on new 1150 talker

Aaron Read aread@speakeasy.net
Tue Oct 28 18:04:14 EST 2003

At 12:16 AM 10/28/2003, Richard Chonak wrote:
>Aaron Read wrote:
>>Again, I'm painting in VERY broad strokes here.   And FWIW, the media do 
>>use terms that are synonymous with "ultra-liberal"...you heard it all the 
>>time on Rush's show.
>Hi, Aaron.
>Rush Limbaugh isn't a journalist: did you miss part of my point?  I was 
>referring to the word "ultra-conservative" in the work of 
>journalists.   For instance, the Dean Johnson piece that attracted my 
>interest when it called Don Feder "ultra-conservative" was written as 
>news, not as an opinion column, as far as I know.
>IMHO Rush is entitled to deliver personal opinions about who he considers 
>"ultra-" this or that.   But in the practice of journalism, one should 
>know better than to apply a pejorative label, the label of extremism 
>("ultra-"), to members of one political faction but never to its opposite 

Define journalism.

I happen to agree with you that I think Rush isn't a journalist.  But a lot 
of his listeners think he is.

Aaron "Bishop" Read             aread@speakeasy.net
FriedBagels Consulting          AOL-IM: readaaron
http://www.friedbagels.com      Boston, MA

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