Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal


Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal


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Impartial news

Here I go again. As a moderate Republican, I am searching for an impartial news source, even though I enjoy Fox and The Wall Street Journal. Although our recent presidential election revealed an approximate 50/50 split between Democrat and Republican voters, our national media is more like 80/20 in favor of Democrats (The New York Times and The Washington Post, for example). Commentary is worthy of respect when it's not disguised as news. When the news is so infused with the perspective of the reporter, it sometimes results in fake news. Where is the open-minded media, dedicated to reporting the news without commentary?

This situation will be difficult to fix. But according to Michael Goodwin, chief political columnist for the New York Post, "The mismatch between the mainstream media and the public's sensibilities means there is a vast untapped market for news and views that are not now represented. To realize that potential, we only need three ingredients, and we already have them: first, free speech; second, capitalism and free markets; and the third ingredient is you, the consumers of news."

It is no secret that newspapers and magazines are losing readers and money and shedding staff. A large part of the reason is obviously growing reader preference for electronic news sources, but the content may also have an impact. So if you share my frustration, let the offending media hear from you and subscribe to the most impartial source you can find. Then let me know what source that might be.


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