Headline: Viewpoint: Does Donald Trump deserve press neutrality?
In the United States, there is a high premium on press neutrality. We hold journalism to a gilded Platonic ideal: reporters are expected to present the news in a vacuum devoid of commentary or bias. We want the press to follow this model of objectivity at all times, especially during monumental events like a presidential election. A reporter’s personal feelings or opinions shouldn’t corrupt his or her work.
This neutrality business is supposed to protect the utopian role of the Fourth Estate, an 18th century term for the press that means it should serve as a fourth branch of government. The press is vital for a healthy democracy, as it helps us to sort through a sea of information and make informed decisions. It should also serve as a watchdog that alerts us to any government dysfunction or shady happenings.
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