moyers_072307.jpgAfter being blasted by PBS ombudsman Michael Getler for failing to provide an opposing view in his calls to oust Bush, Bill Moyers countered the attack with:

July 24, 2007

Dear Mr. Getler:

I respect your work and your role, but I disagree with you about “balance.” The journalist’s job is not to achieve some mythical state of equilibrium between two opposing opinions out of some misshapen respect — sometimes, alas, reverence — for the prevailing consensus among the powers-that-be. The journalist’s job is to seek out and offer the public the best thinking on an issue, event, or story. That’s what I did regarding the argument for impeachment.

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