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Smear journalism

I enjoyed reading the article “5 Mile House set to reopen” until I came to the paragraph beginning, “He made headlines in 2002 … ” I deplore the current journalistic feeding frenzy that encourages writers to dig around in a person’s past history until they come up with some “dirt” and then smear them with it. This “hit and run” technique leaves the victim demeaned without an opportunity to reply – Mr. Gonsalves accepted the consequences of his action and is starting over. That should be the end of it and, it is disappointing to find that The Union also resorts to smear journalism found in the tabloids.

Andrea Earle

Grass Valley


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