February 19, 2010

"Progressive" newspaper fires reporter -- for wanting to be objective!

Via Atlanta's Fresh Loaf:

Atlanta Progressive News has parted ways with long-serving senior staff writer Jonathan Springston. Apparently, Springston’s affinity for fact-based reporting clashed with Cardinale’s vision. And, no, that’s not sarcasm.

In an e-mail statement, editor Matthew Cardinale says Springston was asked to leave APN last week “because he held on to the notion that there was an objective reality that could be reported objectively, despite the fact that that was not our editorial policy at Atlanta Progressive News.”

Part of the paper's statement says that “Progressive news is news that brings us closer to universal health care, living wages, affordable housing, peace, a healthy environment, and voting systems we can trust." Apparently, there is no objective reality when it comes to these issues. Further, the statement says, "We provide news of concern to working families, and therefore, our writing is geared toward a specific audience. Fortunately, our audience – working families – comprises a majority of people in the United States who are largely ignored by corporate media sources."

How 'bout that? A majority of the people in the US don't want objective news! Who knew?

The APN is obviously of the mind that the American media is conservative which proves, right there, that they have a [big] screw loose.

Posted by Hube at February 19, 2010 03:39 PM | TrackBack

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