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posted: 5/19/2013 4:40 AM

Teen dance over Benghazi hearings?

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Teen dance over Benghazi hearings?

The thing about breaking news especially when its related to the world and our country, is that it should be front page news whether it's the newspaper's opinion or not.

On Thursday, May 9 it was understanding to see some local news on the front page but when the choice to decide what was front page news -- the article on a teen dance championship for one took top priority over the hearings in Washington before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Benghazi. In my opinion even a rookie newspaper reporter/editor would be able to figure that out.

Your quote on the opinion page states "Our aim: To fear God, tell the truth and make money." Is it you're concentrating too much on the making money part and are printing what will be less offensive to some readers? And when did your "tell the truth" turn into -- if I don't agree with what news I either won't report it or I'll put it on a back page.

For me, I want a paper where reporters aren't afraid to get the real stories, editors aren't afraid to report it and news media isn't afraid to stand behind their people. Maybe it's possible the Daily Herald isn't the best place to go to get the news and it would better to subscribe to a paper who holds itself to a higher standard.

Susan L. Tully


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