BEING INTERVIEWED: I was interviewed by a reporter last week, and I must say the tone of the emailed questions gave me pause. I was surprised that he didn’t think about how they would come across.

UPDATE: A reader emails:

As a recovering journalist, I think that few people pay attention to the tone of their questions. There is such an institutional bias, reporters rarely think about how their questions sound. The questions sound fine to them. If the questions didn’t sound fine to them, they would have written the questions differently.

The lack of competing ideologies in the newsroom creates tone deaf reporters. And they serve to reinforce the, by now cliche, image of an out of touch mainstream media. Just my two cents.

I think that’s right.