NBC Reporter Responds to NewsBusters Item

<br />Back on Monday, I <a href="http://newsbusters.org/node/1447">blogged</a> about an <i>NBC Nightly News</i> story by Kevin Corke that raised the idea that the President could be called “a political opportunist” for his hands-on approach to Hurricane Rita. On Wednesday, Mr. Corke posted a comment <a href="http://newsbusters.org/node/1447#comment-7582">right here</a> on NewsBusters, disagreeing with my take on his report. I was out of the office yesterday, but I have since replied to his reply <a href="http://newsbusters.org/node/1447#comment-7795">here</a>, in case anyone is interested.<br /><br />Even though we’re probably going to continue to disagree, I would like to thank Mr. Corke for his comment. It’s not one of those flip “we’re never biased” retorts that you might get from some in the media elite, but a detailed, point-by-point explanation of his story. As I said in my reply, the discussion of media bias is much improved when reporters take criticism seriously and respond as he did.<br /><br />

Rich Noyes
Rich Noyes
Rich Noyes is the Senior Editor for Newsbusters