Feb. 24, 2010 12:00

white noise

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HIS OWN LYING EYES

Jonathon Springston, senior staff writer for the Atlanta Progressive News, was fired last week for his interpretation of the nature of reality. The APN is an admittedly biased, left-wing publication whose mission, according to a letter by Editor Matthew Cardinale published in Atlanta Creative Loafing, dictates that all its journalistic undertakings will be to advance the ideals of “universal health care, living wages, affordable housing, peace, a healthy environment, and voting systems we can trust.” Of Springston’s dismissal, Cardinale wrote, “At a very fundamental, core level, Springston did not share our vision for a news publication with a progressive perspective. He held on to the notion that there was an objective reality that could be reported objectively, despite the fact that that was not our editorial policy at Atlanta Progressive News. It just wasn’t the right fit.” So much for the reality-based community. — BC

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