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Keeping it real

September 19, 2013

I feel I must comment on the letter on the oped page. The writer felt “dirty laundry” should not be aired during Little League week....

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USABorn

Sep-19-13 5:36 AM

"The writer felt "dirty laundry" should not be aired during Little League week."

Is the writer really that ignorant of what goes on in the world that he believes they see only good news in their own hometown papers? There are no rose colored glasses anymore......

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idiottwo

Sep-19-13 6:21 AM

is there a difference between spinning news or opinion?

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eriklatranyi

Sep-19-13 7:03 AM

Who could trust a news agency that sat on a story?

Newsweek sat on the Monica Lewinsky story.

If suppressing the news for Little League is good, then so is suppressing a President's assault on an intern.

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Capricorn1

Sep-19-13 7:42 AM

You don't like what's printed in the Sun Gazette, don't read it. Just as they are free to print what sells, you are free not to buy.

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SteelerFan

Sep-19-13 8:33 AM

News is news. Print it no matter what is going on in town.

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CMReeder

Sep-19-13 9:34 AM

Terrible events happen even during Litle League week. It will and should be reported. One doesn't necessarily overshadow the other. There are exceptions like 9/11 which overshadow all events for a long period of the news cycle.

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SilverFeather

Sep-19-13 10:51 AM

Yes Carol Breining (Virginia), there really is media bias and blackout of certain topics in the USA. LOL My husband recently turned on a news channel we rarely watch. Usually we watch the local news and one of the big stations for national. Well the surprise we got when we saw "some things" going on in this world. We could not believe it. So, we went to an Israeli news site and the BBC! What do you know, they had reported on this incident as well, but here none of the national news stations would report on it, not ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, NONE of them.

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CMReeder

Sep-19-13 11:12 AM

News outlets are corporate property not news/information centers.

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Scott36

Sep-19-13 3:38 PM

News outlets are corporate property not news/information centers.-CMReeder This is a very interesting statement. Should then they not be treated as such? Should there be certain guidelines in order to be considered/deemed a newspaper or news outlet? Thus giving them "fuller" 1st. Amendment Rights? This of course could be a very ticklish issue. Your opinion?

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USABorn

Sep-19-13 5:11 PM

SilverFeather

A good place to catch news from the U.S. is at dailymailDOTcoDOTuk.

They print a lot of U.S. news that either you won't see in our media, or is watered down or spun by our media.

During Obama's first term in office, any comment made against him was red arrowed. No more. Even the people in Europe have caught on to him.

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CMReeder

Sep-20-13 7:38 AM

Scott36 look at how many news outlets are own by Rupert Murdoch. There use to be a lot of competition between news outlets now they are for ratings and there are less news outlets. You have people who do not consider themselves journalists but entertainers who dispense news items. So do we really have news or do we do entertainment of the news? Is there any real competition and investigation of the news?

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Capricorn1

Sep-20-13 7:45 AM

Chuck, I totally agree and I think real journalism has been lost in the race for ratings.

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MrShaman

Sep-20-13 8:01 AM

"Well the surprise we got when we saw "some things" going on in this world. We could not believe it. So, we went to an Israeli news site and the BBC! What do you know, they had reported on this incident as well, but here none of the national news stations would report on it, not ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, NONE of them." - SilverFeather

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...And, that "incident" was...???????

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MrShaman

Sep-20-13 8:07 AM

News outlets are corporate property not news/information centers.-CMReeder

"This is a very interesting statement. Should then they not be treated as such?" - Scott36

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Rupert Murdoch has always managed.

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Should there be certain guidelines in order to be considered/deemed a newspaper or news outlet?" - - Scott36

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I'd suggest the Jack Webb "guidelines"; Just The Facts.

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MrShaman

Sep-20-13 8:19 AM

Scott36 look at how many news outlets are own by Rupert Murdoch.

So do we really have news or do we do entertainment of the news?" - CMReeder

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With regards to Uncle Rupe, I think it's more a matter of...Entertainment, AS news.

Fans of The National Enquirer tend to get a "little" testy, without their daily-"fix" of soap-opera style "news".

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Scott36

Sep-20-13 11:35 AM

MrShaman, CMReeder,

Thank you for some great responses. That is the point I am trying to get across. As MrShaman says, "just the facts". IMO, there should be some sort of rating system, or guidelines if they want to be called "NEWS". As far as Murdock goes, from what I understand he was/is in some hot water over in England. It seems that they are no more than a propaganda/PR firm/ advertising corp. more than anything. JMO Have a safe & happy day!-Scott

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catmantwo

Sep-20-13 1:32 PM

radioactive; Sun Gazette fixated on Loyalsock Police??? Please explain. What is going on with Loyalsock Police? Do you know that they have never had their own local police. The PA State Police patrols that area. I have not read anything about Loyalsock creating one in recent Sun Gazettes... What are you talking about???

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djzlucky

Sep-20-13 3:38 PM

It would be nice if the SG and other local papers could do a little investigative reporting instead of just copying police reports or reporting verbatim from court rooms.

The daily write-ups on fairs, board/council meetings, etc. are nice but whatever happened to going out and finding a story?

Regardless of how one personally feels about the Jerry Sandusky scandal, it took good old fashioned journalism to bring it to light.

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