Tony Norman talked about a lot of things during his visit with students, faculty, and staff on campus, one of those things being writing about something you do not believe in. Norman said that often times he has to write things for editors that he doesn't necessarily believe in, but he has to put his feelings aside, because he's being paid to write it. I can agree with Norman doing this, because I was always told growing up that in life we sometimes have to suck it up just do things even if we don't want to. That's life though, doing things we don't want to do because we have no choice. Norman did say that his writing is separated by days; one day he writes about things he doesn't always agree with, and another day he writes about something he does believe in and feels strongly about. Personally, I believe Norman is living the dream, because not many people get paid to do something they both love and hate to do. I guess hate would be a strong word here, but from the way he talked about writing those pieces for others, he DID NOT enjoy it. Norman talked about sweet-talking politicians with an aware disgust, that made me chuckle. Why? Well, Norman gave us his background and he went to college studying in political science, yet he isn't too fond of politicians...that's irony. Now Norman isn't a journalist who's "sold out," or has lost his views on controversial topics, no, in fact he's an ideal professional because he can build up a subject he despises one day, and the next day tear it down without hesitation. To top it off, he gets paid to do both. Now not every journalist gets this lucky in the job pool; however, Norman has, and if he as an opinion writer can put his views aside to write an article, then I feel other journalists should be able to do the same. Our jobs as a journalists is to provide the facts: the who, what, where, when, why, and how - and if you can't do that without including your opinion then you're doing it wrong. Norman is an exception in this case, because although he includes his own opinion, he also has facts to verify his claim. He read us an article he wrote about the Jordan Miles case that has been in the news recently, and even though he talks negatively about the Pittsburgh Police force, he makes some valid points with some valid facts.