“Personally, I Don’t Need Reporters To Supply Righteous Indignation”

By Brian 

John Leo aims his pen at Anderson Cooper in today’s NY Daily News: “Another factor is the debate within the news media about whether reporters should stick to dry facts or report with heart and emotion.

The New York Times did at least two pieces praising emotionalism. One hailed CNN’s Anderson Cooper under the headline “An Anchor Who Reports Disaster News With a Heart on His Sleeve.” Another praised the crisis reportage for being “buoyed by a rare sense of righteous indignation by a news media that is usually on the defensive.” Personally, I don’t
need reporters to supply righteous indignation. I can handle that on
my own. What I need is reporters who separate rumor from fact and just
tell me what they know for sure actually happened.”