Me­dia is fail­ing its read­ers

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - H. Glen Miller

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.

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