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Political bias in media: is there any objective news? Is it naïve to want it?




Keith Olbermann from 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' attends the 2006 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour for the The NBC Network at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel on July 22, 2006 in Pasadena, California.
Keith Olbermann from 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' attends the 2006 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour for the The NBC Network at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel on July 22, 2006 in Pasadena, California.
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The likes of Keith Olbermann and Rush Limbaugh have a huge allure… which prompts the question: is “objective” journalism all it’s cracked up to be? And what does it mean to be objective anyway? Some analysts think objectivity in journalism was always a façade. Do you think journalism can be, or should be, truly unbiased? And do you prefer just the facts, or stories laced with opinion and point of view?

Guest:

Geneva Overholser, Director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism



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