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衆院選:自民 テレビ局の選挙報道で細かく公平性要請
毎日新聞 2014年11月27日 20時25分(最終更新 11月27日 21時41分)

今話題になっている「公平中立」という言葉を見て、思い出したことがあります。Koch Brothersについては米国中間選挙の時期に取り上げましたが、雑誌Rolling Stone9月号で7000語を超える特集記事を掲載していました。

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire
Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don't want you to know is how they made all that money
By Tim Dickinson | September 24, 2014

この記事の翌日にKoch Brothersはサイト上で記事内容への反論を載せました。we were doubtful that he would be fair and objective with us.と記事が公正でないと批判しているのです。

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Response to Rolling Stone Story

When Rolling Stone magazine’s Tim Dickinson reached out to us for a story about “a detailed, longitudinal examination of the rise of Koch Industries to become one of the largest private firms in America,” we were open and honest with him. As our emails with Mr. Dickinson show, however, we told him we were skeptical of his intentions and whether he would write an objective and balanced story about Koch Industries and our 100,000 dedicated employees, including 60,000 in the United States. Instead, we explained, he seemed to be simply “checking a box” and going through the motions of saying he tried to get our perspective. We also expressed our concerns that given his and Rolling Stone’s past distorted and dishonest coverage of Koch, we were doubtful that he would be fair and objective with us.

他のところでも記者に対してhe wasn’t interested in being fair or honestとして長々と反論しています。

Despite our well-founded reservations, we provided detailed responses to Mr. Dickinson’s questions and requested that he use our responses in full. We asked that if he felt the need to omit any of our responses that he engage us in a discussion, as any ethical journalist would. Judging from the resulting article, it’s clear he wasn’t interested in being fair or honest.

自分に都合の悪い報道に対してfair and objectiveではないと批判するのはどこの国でも同じなのですね。。。Rolling Stoneは再反論して気を吐いていたのが救いです。

Koch Industries Responds to Rolling Stone – And We Answer Back
"Koch Facts" calls our story "dishonest and misleading." A point-by-point rebuttal.

BY TIM DICKINSON | September 29, 2014


先日久しぶりに雑誌Rolling Stoneを紀伊国屋でみかけたのですが、びっくりするくらい薄い雑誌になっていました。雑誌広告が集まらなくなっているのでしょうか。。。