Yesterday I posted video of Scholastic News kid reporter Jack Greenberg reminding MSNBC's David Shuster about the centrality of objectivity to journalism.:
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.
Today Greenberg chatted with Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith, who tried to find out if Greenberg is a McCain fan or prefers Obama. The junior journalist demurred:
SHEPARD SMITH, anchor: Who are you for?
JACK GREENBERG: I have to remain impartial as a journalist for Scholastic News.
SMITH: God bless you. You know what you have to do? You have to remain impartial on the air, but behind the scenes you can have whatever thoughts you want. But when some fool like me asks you that question, you just don't answer it, right?
GREENBERG: Pretty much.
SMITH: That means you are both fair... and balanced.