Asinine Claims & Ethical Journalism

Davis Barber Discusses What Fair & Balanced, Unbiased Journalism Means

27 Minute Edited Version:

FullertonStories.com and The Fullertonian have been rivals in hyper-local media for a couple years now. We have some similar goals, but vastly different professional backgrounds and philosophies on how to build successful products. Davis Barber, Publisher of FullertonStories.com is the son of two parents who worked in journalism. Barber himself has gained 30 years of experience in the same field. However, despite his professional lineage, Davis demonstrated during the public comments portion of a Fullerton Council Meeting on January 15th how even journalists who claim the utmost professionalism can have a lapse in their ethical conduct. (Public Comment added in Edited Version)

The dispute was that Mayor Bruce Whitaker had responded to our call discussing how he had received poor information about what ended up being a plutonium hoax at the Fullerton Police Department on January 4th, 2013. According to Barber, Mayor Whitaker had not been responding to his requests for input on other unrelated stories.
 
During Barber's public comment he stated that FullertonianStories.com provided more fair and balanced, unbiased coverage than the other news opportunities provided to the Fullerton market. The goal of our interview was not simply to get a public apology for what Barber had said, but to ask questions about what it means to be unbiased as it pertains to journalistic integrity.
 
The version of our interview above has been edited for the listeners bennefit by adding context and focusing on the heart of the discussion.
 
The version of our interview below has not been edited in any way, so that skepital listeners can check how we've edited the file. Davis Barber has also recorded his own version of the interview. 
 
52 Minute Raw Unedited Version:

 

 

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