Good for you! For what it's worth, I'm a liberal (the sole nepacrossroads lefty?) who has no use for the Michael Moores of the world. I was in the media for 12 years before walking away from that career (radio broadcasting), so I certainly undertsand some of the views expressed.
I'm now an automotive sales manager and hate getting pigeon holed with the stereotypical scum we have all dealt with at one time or another. In short, I know both sides of this fence. I guess my $.02 is don't rush to judgement on this reporter. Might be the good one that is few and far between and shouldn't be dismissed because of all the others who disgrace the profession.
You may be a *classical* liberal, which is extinct in the democrat party. This species has been reclassified as the new republican.
The reporter might be *good* as a person, maybe he has a little hobby drawing Disney characters, but he wants an interview for the boston globe, not for his own independant use. We do need to keep in mind what organization he works for. The boston globe is not a friend of the classical liberal or the new republican.
In any case, think of a newspaper/tv article which was about something in which you are an expert, you have done it at work for years. Have you EVER known such an article to be correct?
Now think about all the articles you see in the paper/tv in which you are NOT and expert.