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posted: 11/2/2013 5:00 AM

Papers do fine job reporting the facts

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I must respond to the Oct. 16 letter from Mr. Wayne Oras, who distrusts all media probably because he doesn't agree with what the reporters report. True, at one time there was a great deal of what was called "yellow journalism" by publishers such as William Randolph Hearst who insisted that any news in his papers either agreed with his thinking or it wouldn't be printed.

However, from what I've seen in today's papers, including the Daily Herald and the Chicago Tribune, which we also subscribe to, I have seen news items that are totally fair and at times run counter to editorial opinion. I have seen editorials that I disagree with. I have seen those I do agree with. I have read opinions by contributing writers, and whether or not I agree with them I know they are opinions.

I trust that the reporters reporting the news are just doing what they get paid for doing, which is reporting facts. That is the job and duty of a newspaper. From those facts and from my own past experience (and yes, prejudices) I'll form my opinions. But I trust the reports in the paper.

George Blinick

Prospect Heights

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