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With mainstream media folks tut-tutting about Fox and bloggers bringing viewpoint into news reporting, Poynter Institute’s Geneva Overholser, herself a mainstream journalist and former ombudsman, points out: “Traditional media have a viewpoint. It’s a good old conventional, “acceptable,” middle-of-the-road viewpoint. It’s the viewpoint, generally speaking, of the powerful — which is by and large, even today, the view of well-to-do male white folks.”

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