- March 12, 2012 - 13:22
It is a real world out there and Reporters, like everyone else, have prejudices that cloud the way they write their stories and live their lives. The same goes for newspapers, radio stations and television stations atitudes - it is life. And folks that is why you consider only about 75% of what you read as the true facts.
- March 11, 2012 - 09:34
You make some good points Ms. Frampton but I still think it preferable that the media highlight problems in society and bring pressure to bear so that appropriate institutions will feel compelled to address them. What makes shelters for women and children more worthy of the telegram support than the Canadian Cancer Society or the John Howard Society? Will the Telegram do the same for these? Finley Peter Dunne is quoted as saying, " journalism's goal is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable " The Telegram, and you, yourself, do a good job in this regard-----I don't feel that its necessary nor appropriate for the Media to be directly involved in charity initiatives.
- Colin Burke
- March 10, 2012 - 09:20
This reminds me. While a fairly young court reporter, I once paid a lawyer (not very much) to represent a young man whom I feared was about to get a raw deal in a case I was covering, and continued to cover that case without disclosing my interest to anyne at all. It never occurred to me until now to question that line of conduct. (The accused got what I thought was fair treatment, and no one questioned my reporting on the facts; hardly anyone ever did.)