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Re: “In Oakland, Massive Crowd Of 60,000 (But Likely Even More) Turns Out For Anti-Trump Women's March

I particularly like the sign with the great drawing of Trump that said, "I'm not a real President, But I play one on TV." What great Oakland artist created that? I want one.

Posted by Joyce Roy on 01/21/2017 at 7:35 PM

Re: “In Oakland, Massive Crowd Of 60,000 (But Likely Even More) Turns Out For Anti-Trump Women's March

OPD told CBS 5 later on that it was closer to 85K. It felt that big today, moving like molasses.

Posted by Brian Hofer on 01/21/2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “In Oakland, Massive Crowd Of 60,000 (But Likely Even More) Turns Out For Anti-Trump Women's March

Wonderful to see this. Thank you all !

Posted by Michelle Castro on 01/21/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “SF Chronicle Editor Bans Newsroom Staff From Attending Saturday's Women's March

I, my family and friends have all vowed to boycott the SF Chronicle until the fascist Editor in Cheif has been fired.
Stuart Fabregas
Berkeley

Posted by stuart f on 01/21/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “SF Chronicle Editor Bans Newsroom Staff From Attending Saturday's Women's March

In other news, the Chronicle has banned its entire newsroom staff from going to restaurants, so that no one will think the paper's food critic is biased.

Posted by Alan 1 on 01/21/2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “SF Chronicle Editor Bans Newsroom Staff From Attending Saturday's Women's March

John Q: Please note that reporters did not feed Hillary debate questions (current DNC head Donna Brazile advised Hillary that a debate in Flint, Michigan, would include a question about Flint's water crisis -- Whoa! If true), but Sean Hannity did vouch for Donald Trump's otherwise invisilble opposition to the Iraq invasion. Meanwhile, Hillary's use of a wrong email server got more coverage than all of Donald Trump's scandals, conflicts of interest, defrauding of Trump U. students, and sexual assault combined.

Posted by Alan 1 on 01/21/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “SF Chronicle Editor Bans Newsroom Staff From Attending Saturday's Women's March

How many of those covered by the Chronicle's ban ever, under any circumstances, have even the tiniest bit to do with covering national politics? Three, maybe? I'm not real concerned about Mick LaSalle's politics.

Posted by Alan 1 on 01/21/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “SF Chronicle Editor Bans Newsroom Staff From Attending Saturday's Women's March

Perhaps it would be helpful for people to read the position of the Ethics Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists.

I would think they do not come up with their best thinking regarding ethical issues by reacting to the heat of the moment (or our disgusting new leader) but that they create guidance on ethical issues based on careful and thorough information, thinking and discussion.

I would think that posters here may benefit from doing some homework before forming their own opinions.

See here: http://www.spj.org/ethics-papers-politics.…

Their opening:

"The SPJ Ethics Committee gets a significant number of questions about whether journalists should engage in political activity. The simplest answer is No. Dont do it. Dont get involved. Dont contribute money, dont work in a campaign, dont lobby, and especially, dont run for office yourself."

They go into very good detail here on what is OK and what is not OK. A news reporter (with extremely significant requirements of objectivity) have much more firm boundaries than a political commentator, as an example.

Posted by Michael Good on 01/21/2017 at 7:26 AM

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