The number of people who go by the title “journalist” but who make their personal opinions loud and clear has skyrocketed since the election of Donald Trump as president. NBC4 DC reporter Shomari Stone sees the purpose of the job differently than some of his media colleagues:
Some of you send me DMs asking my personal opinions about Trump, race relations & politics. It’s a waste of your time asking. I am a journalist. I’m not a commentator or pundit. I report the news objectively, fairly and keep my opinions to myself. Hope this helps you understand.
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) August 5, 2018
Many think there are a lot of people who fancy themselves as reporters who should strive for that standard.
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) August 6, 2018
The press could use more of this approach. https://t.co/iVYMaxxbpb
— David Pinsen (@dpinsen) August 6, 2018
CanYou please share this with Jim Acosta
— willyinkc (@willyinkc) August 5, 2018
— Storm Paglia (@storm_paglia) August 6, 2018
I wish more journalists practiced that type of reporting and left their opinions to the Op-Ed page.
— Maxine Feinberg (@maxinedds) August 6, 2018
That’s why I follow you, keep up the good work sir
— Mr L. Smith (@MrLSmith21) August 5, 2018
What a refreshing approach to journalism. And far too rare. https://t.co/Xf7dnhnzcy
— Katie McKernan (@katie_mckernan) August 6, 2018
— Will. Power (@KIR_bigg50) August 5, 2018
I wish some of his colleagues would do the same. https://t.co/QJNmgLJmYo
— Jennifer O O’Connell (@asthegirlturns) August 6, 2018
— Ralph Martins (@ralphmartins) August 5, 2018