Media Complain About Dissenting Editor

As the MRC's CyberAlert noted on Thursday, an assistant editorial page editor with the St. Paul, Minnesota Pioneer Press, Mark Yost, has written a column, headlined "Why They Hate Us," castigating his reporters for omitting positive developments and emphasizing violence and negativity in their coverage of the Iraq War. But apparently Yost is now taking a lot of heat from other journalists for expressing his own views in a clearly marked opinion column, which I think says a lot about the low threshhold for dissent that many journalists seem to have. Stephen Spruiell has a good round-up on National Review's media blog about how some journalists are trying to shout Yost down.

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