SEATTLE - Do you want your job, or do you want your rights?
When forced to choose, which would you pick?
And who would create such a dilemma?
For the answer, I'd like to invite David Zeeck, Executive Editor of Tacoma's News Tribune to stop the presses and come on down.
In an article published earlier this week, David explained why journalists in his employ must give up "privileges" in order to limit the perception of bias.
And just what "privileges" do reporters at his newspaper surrender?
Why, the "privileges" of voting in the presidential primary and participating in the state caucuses.
Well, hang my chad, but I was unaware that voting was just a privilege.
Stupid me, I always thought voting was a right.
Being the magnanimous guy he is, David does allow his reporters to vote in the general election.
Be that as it may, for pulling off a stunt that Joe Stalin would be proud of; for pitting public perception against citizen participation and for buying off constitutional rights with a paycheck, take a bow David Zeeck, because this "Schrammie" is for you.