What the evening news shows need is less “objectivity” and more analysis. The problem with objective journalism is that it doesn’t exist and never did. Molly Ivins disposed of the objectivity question for all time when she observed in 1993, “The fact is that I am a 49-year-old white female, a college-educated Texan. All of that affects the way I see the world. There’s no way in hell that I’m going to see anything the same way that a 15-year-old black high school dropout does. We all see the world from where we stand. Anybody who’s ever interviewed five eyewitnesses to an automobile accident knows there’s no such thing as objectivity.”
If you don’t yet know who Keith Olbermann is yet, you owe it to yourself to YouTube him. Journalism with a soul. Don’t bother settling for anything less.
If you don’t believe what Ivins is talking about above, you probably don’t understand the multiple subjectivity of post-modernism and your value to a 21st century world is limited. Time to get with the program.