“Be truthful, not neutral”

I heard this quote mentioned on an episode of In Conversation about objectivity in journalism during these polarized days. It’s so classic and simple.

We must always be truthful, not neutral.

Christiane Amanpour

On the podcast they give a great example…

If one person says it’s raining outside, and another person says it’s not raining, then the journalist’s job is not to give equal time to both viewpoints, but rather to go outside and see if it’s f’ing raining. πŸ’ͺ