Media is failing its readers
In a recent letter to the editor (“Ban on WYPR’s Kenneth Burns is an affront to a free press,” Oct. 24), the executive director of the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association writes that the “role of the press is critical to a strong democratic process.” Obviously, this has to be the official position of the press. The statement is so true, but look at the letter from Steven Pinson in the same edition (“Sun ignores WikiLeaks revelations”). Compare them. Don’t worry about how the WikiLeaks revelations came about but report more on what is in those revelations and less on the sex activities of the candidates.
If I owned a mirror company, I would direct my sales staff to call on every media outlet in the country, broadcast, print, or internet-based, as nearly every one of them has some serious reflection to do.