Death penalty editorial series hardly ‘fair and balanced’
Letter to the Editor | Thursday, October 12, 2006
Great job with your fair and balanced three-part series “examining the death penalty,” entirely written by the two co-presidents of an anti-death-penalty campaign. In the same vein, maybe you can get the presidents of College Democrats to write you a series “examining” the upcoming elections.
In all seriousness, as journalists you should want to give your readers something more than one side of a debate.
Or, if you do choose to publish the views of a single group alone, at least you should not pass those polemics along under the heading “examination” – as though they were investigative journalism and not mere political argumentation.
class of 2002