Thsi guy is so full of bullshit I can't even see the floor anymore.
"I ask you all to leave your personal politics at the front door for one simple reason: A good newsroom is a sacred and magical place in which we can and should test every assumption, challenge each other's thinking, ask the fundamental questions those in power hope we will overlook."
Yeah, ok. See: Fox News
"If we wore our politics on our sleeves in here, I have no doubt that in this and in most other mainstream newsrooms in America, the majority of those sleeves would be of the same color: blue."
Bullshit. See again: Fox News. You think they weren't cheering when Bush "won" the second time? Please. This guy is just a whiny bitch that's angry because people were expressing opinions opposite his own. Boo hoo. That he is also wrong, and probably knows it, only adds fuel to the fire.
"But if we allowed our news meetings to evolve into a liberal latte klatch, I have no doubt that a pathological case of group-think would soon set in."
Yes, and you know that happens all the time. Oh, wait, I hear my liberal KKKoffee klatch calling me on my Subliminal Phone right now! They're telling me to let Betty Sue out of the dirt cellar for her weekly slop feeding. I know she will crack soon! Gotta run!
"The result: A newspaper that is known nationally for aggressive watchdog and investigative reporting, without fear or favor."
Yes, because, as we all know, the media nowadays is never afraid to ask the tough questions.
"The result has been a better community, laws changed, lives saved."
...multiple crises averted, a tornado's path - changed, fresh water turned into delicious candy, a comet destroyed with the power of a single column's words, the entire universe given a giant, viagra-free boner...
What a (pardon the pun) prick.