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TPD: Police aren’t the ones whose credibility was marred

Letter by Jeffrey J. Brain, Bonney Lake on May 9, 2011 at 10:30 am | 6 Comments »
May 9, 2011 10:30 am

Re: “Zina flub mars cops’ credibility” (TNT, 5-8).

What’s the matter? Did you get a high-priced citation from a Tacoma police officer? Is that why you splatter the front pages with the harsh stuff about the police so long after the Zina Linnik murder? Not enough true journalists on your staff to find real news to put on the front page, so you resort to checkstand sensationalism.

My seventh-grade teacher called it yellow journalism. Tacky. Pathetic. You are following the path of your TV compatriots.

Your bottom line will increase temporarily because of this tabloid-type rubbish. But real readers of the news will make you pay by ignoring you.

Lighten up on the cops. Bury these “Zina” flubs inside the paper where you put other minor stuff such as the deal between Hamas and Fatah.

Want to get your credibility back? try some real journalism. Ditch the tabloid junk.

 

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