Just the facts, Ma’am.

From Romenesko:

Harvard Crimson

“In a speech entitled: Is Network News Obsolete?

“The more time we express our opinions, the less time we have to talk about the facts,” says ABC News president David Westin. “Unfortunately, opinion is driving out facts too often in most of what we see on television today.”

Now, this is the same ABC News that had this lil’ controversy stirring a few weeks ago:

(New York Post) ABC News was under fire last night after an internal memo surfaced suggesting President Bush should be held more accountable for his statements than John Kerry.

The memo to staffers from the network’s powerful political director, Marc Halperin, noted that while both campaigns are distorting the truth, Kerry’s bending of the facts shouldn’t be hit as hard.

“Kerry distorts, takes out of context, and mistakes all the time, but these are not central to his efforts to win,” Halperin wrote.