The motto of the Fox News Channel is “We Report. You Decide.” The idea behind the statement is that they are attempting to report the news without bias or prior interpretation. They are claiming objectivity, in the sense of being “without bias or prejudice; detached.” Of course, claims to objectivity are numerous, extending to nearly every side of every debate, whether political, theological, etc.
Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite books, in case you were wondering. Though Huxley’s A Brave New World may have been more accurately prophetic in regard to our overall culture – no need to burn books, just get the people to where they do not want to read – I find Fahrenheit to be specifically accurate in how it speaks of modern human interaction. Allow me to quote at length from one of the early conversations between Guy and the unusual young Clarisse: