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Letter to the Editor: Journalism has only itself to blame

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I am writing in response to the column “Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you” written by Lisa Schlichtman.

She laments the claims of “fake news,” attacks on the news industry and personnel cuts to newsrooms and media organizations. In my opinion these ills are of the industries own creation. Journalism and news has become an environment controlled by liberal ideology and therefore the product they produce is severely skewed in this direction.

It used to be many years ago that you could not tell the political bent of reporters and editors because they kept it out of their reporting and kept it factual. That is clearly no longer the case as it has become obvious to most readers that the vast majority of the mainstream media have a liberal ideological axe to grind and do not do honest reporting. People who want honest factual reporting therefore have abandoned these outlets including the New York Times and the Denver Post in search of news on other internet sites.

When doing investigative reporting it should not matter what political party the subject of the report or the reporter belongs to, only that the truth be sought. To her credit Ms. Schlichtman does emphasize fairness, objectivity, accuracy and integrity. I only wish journalism schools around the country would do the same.

David P. Martinez,
Lakewood

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