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Regarding opinions, impartiality

May 6, 2012
By JAMES C. SMITH ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Some readers consistently refer to what you are now reading as my "editorial" and complain that I'm not being unbiased and/or impartial in this "editorial," because newspapers are supposed to be impartial and report the facts. Others continue to accuse me and/or members of the news staff of violating the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics because "editorials" and columns are not impartial and unbiased.



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