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Should Journalists Call President Trump's Tweets About Congresswomen 'Racist'? : Code Switch : NPR
That's an alternative to labels: Report. Quote people. Cite sources. Add context. Leave the moral labeling to the people affected; to the opinion writers, the editorial writers, the preachers and philosophers; and to the public we serve.

We just have to do journalism.
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22 days ago by glanosga
Trump's tweets are racist and it's time to call them that - The Washington Post
Journalists don’t need to see themselves as political advocates when they say obvious things in plain terms. And doing so doesn’t make them Democratic operatives as their pro-Trump critics are sure to charge.

It just means they are doing the most fundamental job they have: telling the truth as plainly and directly as possible.
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25 days ago by glanosga
Ethiopian Airlines 302 and the Erasure of African Tragedy - The Atlantic
Both the impulse to question the largest African air carrier’s credibility and the hyper-focus on Western passengers are consistent with the pervasive, long-running Western disdain for—or simple inability to empathize with—people of African descent. Since the advent of the transatlantic slave trade, Africa has been treated largely as a repository for the Western world’s fears (and during the colonial era, as the site of Europe’s most dangerous and banal desires). Africa’s residents and descendants, then, are more often portrayed as threats than as people.
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march 2019 by glanosga
Is It OK to Sleep With Your Sources? - POLITICO Magazine
“It’s OK to fuck the elephants — just don’t cover the circus,” Rosenthal said.
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june 2018 by glanosga

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