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Today's word on journalism

Monday, November 5, 2007

On Objectivity:

"I still insist that 'objective journalism' is a contradiction in terms. But I want to draw a very hard line between the inevitable reality of 'subjective journalism' and the idea that any honestly subjective journalist might feel free to estimate a crowd at a rally for some candidates the journalist happens to like personally at 2,000 instead of 612 -- or to imply that a candidate the journalist views with gross contempt, personally, is a less effective campaigner than he actually is."

-- Hunter S. Thompson, from Fear & Loathing: CORRECTIONS, RETRACTIONS, APOLOGIES, COP-OUTS, ETC., a 1972 memo to Rolling Stone editor Jann S. Wenner, excerpted in the current (November 2007) issue of Harper’s Magazine (Thanks to alert WORDster Andy Merton)

Paradise officials discuss where to build wireless tower

By Tyler Larson

October 1, 2007 | PARADISE -- The Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday with the Paradise Town Council to discuss building ordinances of a wireless telecommunications tower.

The purpose of the meeting was to establish development regulations for wireless telecommunications facilities and to assure the facilities were overly visible from public streets and areas.

The Commission and Council also discussed whether the tower should be built in residential or commercial area and what type of tower could be built. The tower could be built on either a flat roof building with a maximum height of 40 feet or a 40-foot monopole tower in a 1 1/4-acre lot. The zoning commission and the council agreed that the tower should be built in a commercial zone.

In other business the commission discussed a building clearance form for Wayne Norman to refurbish his barn. They agreed to table the clearance form until next month.


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