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Independence from Faction Ch. 5

C. McMartin is a political reporter in small town Starkfield. He is the only political reporter at this small newspaper, but as of a few weeks ago, his uncle announced his candidacy for town mayor. Not only was this his uncle, but he had also raised McMartin since his parents had died when he was young. Some townspeople feel that the uncle is receiving free publicity while others trust McMartin's reporting. What should this small town newspaper do? Do they get rid of the only political reporter in this town? Or, do they allow it to continue and risk biased reporting? Could he report fairly? What could he do to avoid bias? Should he be fired, or forced to take a leave of absence?


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