Matt in N.C. Wrote:
Feb 09, 2013 10:48 AM
SdAufKla can't spell, but he has the makings of one point: "there's no such thing as 'fair and balanced.'" In fact, fairness and balance are mostly incompatible. Fairness means giving all sides their due. (In some cases, what's due is nothing.) Balance means giving at least two sides some kind of equality. Although fairness can improve balance, balance doesn't necessarily increase fairness. Some NPR reports, for example, try to balance extreme leftism with more-extreme leftism. In fact, by giving every good, bad, and irrelevant idea equal time, a perfectly balanced presentation would be grossly unfair to the good.