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posted: 7/31/2013 4:40 AM

Beware of 'canned' news and its spin

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Beware of 'canned' news and its spin

I hesitate to comment about U.S. news services (and while we're at it, local "stringers") especially those who have reinvented themselves over the years as "groups" such as AP, UPI, etc. and who in many cases find it difficult to distinguish between fact and politically correct opinion.

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The Daily Herald must be especially cautious when purchasing "canned" news information. The English language with its multiplicity of subtle synonyms present enormous spin possibilities. Slanted news is not news and should be left for the editorial page and labeled as such.

Kurt A. Spengler

Lombard

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