How The Tragedy Could Have Been Avoided

Jim Acosta's White House press pass was pulled. In reality, it all could have been avoided.

Full disclosure: I did not go to J school. I have never been trained in the finer arts of journalism. The best I have is…

  • Number one: When you ask a question it needs to end in a question mark. If you are reporting news, the answers matter. Your opinion does not.
  • Number two: You are not the news story. If the story involves you someone else should write it.
  • Number three: Your opinion belongs on the editorial page. Your feelings and observations belong in a human interest or feature story. Background, facts, data and statements (properly quoted) belong in a news story.
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