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Give us both sides

I throughly enjoyed Monday’s (4/20/20) articles “Newspapers 101” and “Fake News.”

However, when I read the story in the middle of the second page by Alex Brandon of the Associated Press I thought it was a news story as it didn’t seem to fit as an editorial or a column. The article only seemed to have one point of view, that of the news media; he could have also given President Trump’s reasons for his view.

If you listen to the president’s press conferences, he explains why he calls out reporters and “fake news.” One of these reasons is only quoting part of what he said — not the whole quote — which can be totally misleading to readers. There are other reasons.

I believe the journalists would have higher respect of newspaper readers if they covered both sides of the news equally. People can get the “news that they want hear” from MSNBC, CNN, Fox News or many other sites on the internet. What we want is both sides of a story; we are smart enough to analyze and make our own decisions.

Ted Aked

Spokane


 

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