You make a really good point. I was prompted to write my response to the headline that Lewis Wallace chose. It is that overarching idea, as opposed to the feelings expressed in the article, that I disagree with. As an NPR listener, I’d like to make up my own mind. Commentary and analysis are fine, but should be labeled as such. All of us — including reporters! — are deeply flawed. I cringe at some of the assumptions that I made in the past. Objectivity is so very difficult to achieve — in most cases impossible. But that is no reason to abandon it as an ideal of excellence for reporters. Thank you for your response.