Wisconsin editor reminds readers why journalists don't sign petitions after dozens did

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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