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Can (And Should) Journalists Stay Purely Objective?

Roland Martin doesn’t think so.

“The idea of being objective is a ridiculous one. Let’s just be honest,” he said in Mediabistro’s latest So What Do You Do? interview. ”Everybody — I don’t care who you are — you have a viewpoint on something and on an issue. The difference is whether you chose to say something publicly, whether you chose to advance it… a whole different deal.”

The TV vet spoke of his decision to wear a hoodie in support of Trayvon Martin while hosting Washington Watch on TV One as an example. “I chose to wear the hoodie, because it was important beyond just the Trayvon Martin issue but to call attention to the issue of racial profiling,” he said.

Read more in So What Do You Do, Roland Martin, CNN Contributor and Host of TV One’s Washington Watch?

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