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Letter: Reader disappointed with biased journalism up north

To the Editor: I would like to first express my sincere happiness and gratitude with your paper in regard to the fairness of the stories that are written. I have read your paper for years and have found that your writers and editors make every ef...

To the Editor:

I would like to first express my sincere happiness and gratitude with your paper in regard to the fairness of the stories that are written. I have read your paper for years and have found that your writers and editors make every effort to write stories that are not only interesting but accurate when reporting the local news. My biggest concern is not with your paper but with other news outlets such as the ones up north in Duluth.

I have been following the stories of the Duluth News Tribune (DNT) over the past year. I have been extremely disappointed by [what I think is] unfair and biased reporting done by the newspaper. It seems that integrity and professional journalism have been supplanted by "National Enquirer" type of reporting. The investigative reporter, Brandon Stahl, for instance, asked on his twitter account on Dec. 23 that somebody commit a bank robbery as he stated there was not any noteworthy news stories to write about. On Dec. 24, someone obliged him and robbed a bank in our area. Is this behavior tolerated and condoned by the DNT ? In a period of time of financial uncertainty and hard economic times, should we the readers tolerate such potentially incendiary comments by the DNT representatives that may provoke criminal behavior just so that a story can be run ? It seems that professional journalists with high ethical and moral standards are no longer employed by the DNT.

Donna Mullenix, Barnum

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