Christian Science Monitor wins nonpartisan prize

Truly "fair and balanced" in political coverage, in my mind, is The Christian Science Monitor (csmonitor.com). I also subscribe to CSM's weekly print issue.

Truly "fair and balanced" in political coverage, in my mind, is The Christian Science Monitor (csmonitor.com). I also subscribe to CSM's weekly print issue.

CNN tries to be objective, doesn't always succeed, but is so far unsuccessful in stopping its drop in viewers. They might take John Anderson's electronic wallboard away from him.

Of course, to stay in touch with all points of view, one skims the likes of lefty  Huffington Post and righty Drudge Report, for their links to other sources and to such sites as msnbc, and Fox. Then there are those sites, like Daily Kos and Daily Beast, which try to be cutely informative -- fun to read and easy to ignore. And the more serious Politico, Roll Call, and The Hill.

An observation:
Two liberal newspapers dominate the political debate: The New York Times and the Washington Post. Of the two, the Post is the more reasonable. The Times is more prone to let its gut-level lefty predisposition affect everything from what it publishes to its headlines to where it places the piece.

For context, the center-right Wall Street Journal has the largest circulation among the daily press. The center-left USA Today is second. The lefty New York Times is third.

The point is to at least stay aware of opposing, even irritating, points of view -- although I recall the Franciscan monk whose reaction to my citing Protestant writing was something like, "Why bother reading them when we know we have the truth?"

So New Jersey Governor Christi is to be praised for praising political opponent Obama's presidential performance after that big storm hit the East.

Frank Versagi is the editor of Versagi Voice.

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Bill Shaw November 05, 2012 at 02:39 PM
If only they covered Royal Oak...what a "Hoot" that would be!!!
Theresa Erickson November 05, 2012 at 03:17 PM
So what prize did the Christian Science Monitor win? Is this a false, biased headline to an article which supposes to judge what is true and unbiased journalism?


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