Kid Reporter to MSNBC: Objectivity is Key to Reporting
Interviewing 11-year-old Scholastic News reporter Jack Greenberg shortly before 3 p.m. EDT, MSNBC's David Shuster asked the junior journalist whether he had any problem being skeptical -- sorta like Lee Cowan? -- of the people he interviews. Greenberg answered [audio available here]:
I try to stay objective through all my work. I try to do my best not to keep a political opinion, because as a journalist I always try to balance it out with what is on the other side.
Shuster then asked if Greenberg ever asked any leading questions, or if he knew "how to do that."
I always press them for like, if like a candidate makes an accusation about them, I'll have them give like their side of the story, because that's important to journalism, how you always get two sides. There's two sides to every story.
(h/t e-mail tipster Brian)