Good journalism?

When I first read the article about Mr. Gant's tirade against the "crappy" citizens of Sunnyside, I was rather shocked. Since we have been friends for 50-plus years, and I hadn't heard this kind of "crap" come from him before, I immediately called to find out if he'd had a slight brain infraction or a mild stroke.

It might have been a good idea if the reporter, Mr. Fannin, would have done the same thing, or at least paid attention at the council meeting and reported what had been said to bring about this reaction. Rather than looking for that bit of journalistic sensationalism that he thought he could spin, he could have told the whole story and not placed Mr. Gant in such an unfavorable light. I guess that doesn't sell newspapers.

It is reminiscent of the story of last spring's graduation when the sensationalism was directed at the high school principal without first finding out the facts. Mr. Graff, maybe you could re-educate your reporters on the basics of good journalism.

/s/ Bob Thomas, Sunnyside


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