If I remember correctly and you do work at a newspaper, I readily concede that you have a different perspective than me. Working alongside a particular profession gives you a very different view on the people than finding yourself on the opposite side of the table. I don’t begrudge you your opinion of your friends and coworkers at all - I just have a different perspective.
For example, there’s a lot of people in the world who are members of the US military as baby killers and worse. I’ve worked alongside many service members and see them as folks I talk shop with, sometimes have a beer, etc. But I cannot deny the experience of, say, someone in a foreign land who don’t have my particular perspective.