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Commentary: Another response to more explicit opinions in news broadcasting

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The special local TV programming about the thunderstorms and floods in the Mobile, Alabama-Pensacola, Florida TV market over the past two days had many examples of why news presenters and news reporters should not opine about news as part of their jobs, whether they be their own opinions or the opinions of their bosses, and why news and opinions should be kept separate in news broadcasting. For example, many reporters appeared to be expressing their appreciations for city and county workers helping folks affected by the floods. There was even a reporter insulting another person for getting his self surrounded by some of the flood waters a second time and being rescued both times.

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