From the article about California’s Assembly passing a same-sex marriage bill, I want to point out this example of quality reporting, unlike the Reuters article I mentioned earlier. Here, the journalist presents the arguments without adding snarky comments or approving adjectives. Consider this analysis about the decision facing Governor Schwarzenegger:
Focus now turns to Schwarzenegger.
“Schwarzenegger can’t afford to sign the ‘gay marriage license’ bill,” said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families, which helped lead the statewide battle against AB849. “He’ll actually become a hero to the majority of Californians when he vetoes it. The Terminator should announce without delay that this bill is dead meat.”
But Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, said the governor would be deciding his legacy when he decides whether to sign or veto the bill.
“He will determine whether he will be the first governor to do a little heavy lifting and support equality for all or whether he will become the first governor to terminate our rights,” he said. “We know in his heart he wants to do the right thing.”
How hard is that? Biased journalists everywhere should study that example.