Author Topic: Sharyl Attkisson: There Is Coordination Between Reporters And Politicians  (Read 219 times)

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But I think people would be surprised at the level of cooperation reporters have in general with politicians.
Having worked as a small town reporter, I concur. I've seen politicians - even at the county and state level - try to cultivate reporters by flattering or flirting with them (depending on gender), and I've seen reporters who appreciated the attention more than they should. They began to perceive Representative so-and-so as a friend, a buddy, not just a news story, but "don't worry, I'll still write objectively." Ha.
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