Siding with the powerless: Ideas from 60 years in journalism

We reached our intellectual adulthood with daily close-ups of the inequality in a nation that was founded on the commitment to equality for all. So we are inclined to side with the powerless rather than the powerful. If that is what makes us liberals so be it, just as long as in reporting the news we adhere to the first ideals of good journalism — that news reports must be fair, accurate and unbiased. That clearly doesn’t apply when one deserts the front page for the editorial page and the columns to which opinion should be isolated. — Walter KronkiteSiding with the powerless: Ideas from 60 years in journalism  (Salt Lake Tribune)