Ethics is a word we should never use when we talk about politics; our advisor has convinced us why ethics are important to journalists so we don't end up like this:
This image is from Mirrormask, a movie that Dave McKean directed and Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, Coraline, Stardust) wrote. To find out what I'm talking about, go to this link: movies.yahoo.com/feature/mirrormask.html and click on the "Close to You" clip where the dolls hypnotize Helena.
My point is that journalists should not become like Helena and end up as politicians' pets or puppets. Also remember to be reasonable, as Aristotle said. There is always another side to an issue. Seek to find the other side.