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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.

Alan Robinson


class of 2002

Oct. 11