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When verbs for suggestion, requirement, and demand come before, doesn't the verb in that clause have to be "should+verb" or "verb infinitive"? So "needs" should be "should need" or "need". But do they sometimes ignore the rule or is the rule not strict?
ex) For most dictionaries, objectivity relates to what is external to the mind rather than belonging to the consciousness of the perceiver; relates to outward things, uncolored by feelings or opinions. However, objectivity does not mean this to most journalists. Essentially, to file an objective report a journalist needs to distance him or herself from the truth claims of the report. This distancing is not the same as removing all value judgements from a report. Instead, it requires that the fact and opinion in a news report needs to be that of people other than the journalist...
I would use need there, but if it only said opinion, then needs would work IMO.