Who'd the Press Corps Vote For?

Media criticism.
Nov. 9 2000 5:49 PM

Who'd the Press Corps Vote For?

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Michael Isikoff, Newsweek


I mistakenly voted for all the candidates, and I'm now protesting that my ballot has been invalidated. I'll see you in court.

Joseph Lelyveld, New York Times

Of course I won't tell you how I voted. I'll tell you this much though. I'm a quirky and impulsive voter and, from time to time, a stupidly tactical one. I think anyone, including myself, would be hard put to predict or even find a pattern. That includes the people with whom I work. They don't know how I vote, and, for the most part, I don't know how they vote. It's not an admission to be proud of, perhaps, but on election night our major "ideological predisposition" (your words) is in favor, overwhelmingly, of telling a story.

Jodie T. Allen, U.S. News & World Report

I deny the allegation that I am a prominent journalist and resent the implication.

Maureen Dowd, New York Times

None of your beeswax, you nosey parker.

Matt Cooper, Time

It's not a matter of principle, but I didn't vote. I usually do but didn't this time. I live in Washington, D.C., and on Monday I went to New York with the full intention of being back in the capital in time to vote. Alas, I had to stay in New York and didn't have time to make the emergency provisions for getting a ballot that I gather is available to District residents. However, seeing that the District went 85 percent for Al Gore, I don't feel like my vote (at least in the presidential race) would have made any difference, so I feel a bit better.

I'm not being coy here. Had I voted, though, I probably wouldn't tell you. I see the merit in your argument, and I'd also rather that the ethos among journalists was that we not feign having no opinions. That said, we've got a secret ballot in this country to reduce the pressure on people. Declaring my vote would be an invitation to pressure--from colleagues, readers, sources, bosses, etc. I'd rather not go there.



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