My master’s thesis was about how the notion that the media is not part of the stories it reports on is absurd. I hold fast to that viewpoint. Just look at the history and it’s clear that “objectivity” was adopted by newspapers as a market strategy. Offer all sides, appeal to all readers, sell more papers. Information is social. It is not pure. It is a product of the people and processes that create it. In that vein, this is a great article about how Jon Stewart called FOX News out on some bogus footage they used to create a story.