"Provincial", Mz. Abrahamson? It's "provincial" to want reporters to leave their biases at the newsroom door? If you're allowing political cant to replace accurate reporting of the stories, you're a COMMENTATOR, not a REPORTER, and you belong on the op/ed pages. And if you're softballing your political favorites and slamming those with which you disagree, you're an ADVERTISER, not a REPORTER, and you belong in a glossy insert.