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The who, what, when, where and why of the decisions regarding Stuart Taylor and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Did the NewsHour warn Stuart Taylor? Is this because he is conservative? Is Doris Kearns Goodwin leaving? Will Stuart Taylor return to the NewsHour? Did the White House pressure the NewsHour on the Stuart Taylor issue? One viewer asked: My question is, did you give Stuart a warning as you did Doris? Also, if you're so concerned about bias, why is the Washington Post solely giving updates on the sex/lies/Clinton scandal? How about a reporter from the Washington Times? Here's a good test for your own objectivity: when you refer to someone reporting from the left, do you ever refer to that person as "liberal" commentator so and so? Or its it only fair to refer to reporters and commentators from the right as "conservative" commentator so and so... I think if you truly put yourself in the shoes of a conservative, you'll see how frustrating this whole mainstream media bias is.
Les Crystal, executive producer of the NewsHour, responds:
We have established a relationship with the Washington Post solely for the purpose of reporting news developments. We and reporter Don Balz have been scrupulous in not including analysis or opinion in any of his reports. Sourced information has been carefully identified. Rumors have been explicitly excluded. These reports have in no way been biased or representative of opinions expressed on the Post's editorial page. We regularly identify our commentators in a way that indicates the views, perspectives and organizations they represent.