90.3 WBHM Birmingham-- If you're like two million other Alabamians, you tolerated long lines to vote on Tuesday. One man who wasn't in the trenches with you is Birmingham News columnist John Archibald. Since his column this week explaining why he thinks it's a conflict of interest for him to vote - Archibald has received hundreds of critical emails and phone calls. He shared some with WBHM's Tanya Ott.

John Archibald's column, and the response, appeared in The Birmingham News. Archibald and ethics expert Bob Steele of The Poynter Institute talk about how journalists use Facebook and Myspace and who blurs the ethical lines more -- young reporters or veterans -- in extended interviews:



~ Tanya Ott, November 5, 2008.