Wisconsin State Journal editor John Smalley explains why journalists don't sign petitions after six of his staffers signed one to recall Governor Scott Walker from office:

"People accept work-related policies and restrictions all the time. If you want to sell high-end clothing, you can’t wear cut-off jeans to work. If you want to deliver Coca-Cola, you can’t drink Pepsi in your truck.

"And if you want to be a journalist, you keep your politics to yourself. That’s just the way it is, and it’s a deal every journalist accepts when he or she joins the profession."

Well, not every journalist.
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