As regular readers will remember, FLG is deeply skeptical of the idea of objective journalism. Nobody is objective and trying to create the illusion of it is, at least in FLG's opinion, more insidious than being upfront about the point of view. This story about a real estate developer who wants to buy a bankrupt Atlantic City casino and turn it into a university for "white" geniuses provides an example.
Here's the gist:
A Florida developer interested in remaking the shuttered Revel Casino Hotel told Reuters his vision for the empty Atlantic City property includes a university that would ideally be attended by students who are "white and over 21."
Now, it is unambiguously clear where the reporter stands. FLG is fine with that, but the language at the beginning is trying to keep it objective, only at the end does the reporters personal feelings get outed.
FLG would be more comfortable if the reporter had just started the story off with : Racist asshole wants to buy casino. Regardless of where FLG or anybody stands, best to know where the reporter stands so you can take that into consideration.
BTW, this is completely separate from the questionable choice to write a story solely using information from another news story, but that's neither here nor there in this case.