JOURNALISM LES­SON

North Taranaki Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

I like read­ing the Mid­week to find out what’s hap­pen­ing lo­cally and I only read the editorial and thumbs up and down bits to see if there’s just one thing I can agree with. But when I read Kath Brown’s re­cent vit­ri­olic piece about Me­te­ria Turei, I was gob­s­macked. Aren’t ed­i­tors sup­posed to at least pre­tend to be im­par­tial? Now this week Kath tells us she can’t stand TV re­porters who give us their opin­ion on the news! (I did not. KB). Some­thing se­ri­ously wrong here. Pip Aber­nethy.

KATH REPLIES

An editorial is an opin­ion, as is Ups and Downs of Life, Pip. They are not news items. Those need to be un­bi­ased. I can­not help how you in­ter­pret what I write, but please do not ac­cuse me of say­ing some­thing I quite clearly did not.

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