the single most important role of a journalist is to inform the public. the best newspapers do not pick and choose which news to print according to their ideological slant. nor do they slant news articles or confuse news with opinion. journalists are not supposed to persuade, but to inform. opinion pieces should be balanced with various opinions being heard. journalists should not assume a priori that all that is proposed by a government they fundamentally despise is necessarily bad for the body politic. nor should it be assumed that everything that comes out of europe is desirable.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's journalists have lost their readers