Knoller, who has built a reputation as a solid reporter, asserted that it’s not objective reporters’ place to push people to vote.

His remark elicited some impassioned responses:

Indeed. Many agreed with his opinion wholeheartedly:

https://twitter.com/vicnewyork/status/265905078542667777

While others thought he was completely wrong:

https://twitter.com/Mykelbarber/status/265905488154226690

Others still made clear that while the media should not necessarily refrain from urging citizens to vote, they should absolutely not inject their voting preferences into their reporting:

https://twitter.com/socmum16/status/265905118308868096

Unfortunately, that’s wishful thinking at this point. Media lapdogs crossed that bridge a long time ago.