Here’s the article in the NY Times: excerpt:
Ms. Brown, 40, does concede that the kind of journalism she is now doing at CNN is less traditional than that taught at journalism schools — or, for that matter, practiced by her previous employer, NBC, which assigned her to cover the Bush White House and, later, to be a host of “Weekend Today.” (She had been regarded as a candidate to succeed Katie Couric as a host of “Today,” and left the network several months after the job went to Meredith Vieira.
“As journalists, and certainly for me over the last few years, we’ve gotten overly obsessed with parity, especially when we’re covering politics,” Ms. Brown said. “We kept making sure each candidate got equal time — to the point that it got ridiculous in a way.”
“So when you have Candidate A saying the sky is blue, and Candidate B saying it’s a cloudy day, I look outside and I see, well, it’s a cloudy day,” she said. “I should be able to tell my viewers, ‘Candidate A is wrong, Candidate B is right.’ And not have to say, ‘Well, you decide.’ Then it would be like I’m an idiot. And I’d be treating the audience like idiots.” For more.
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