Re “The Gianforte effect: A full apology for assaulting journalist is a start” editorial by The Pittsburg-Post Gazette.
We have seen enough of the excessive badgering, revolting conduct and a journalist shoving a microphone in someone’s face.
The recent tirade by a congressman says it all: “I’m sick and tired of you guys!”
And so am I.
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How can we soon forget the tragic death of Princess Diana in England, a reckless motorcycle pursuit by paparazzi at breakneck speed finally ended with the vehicle crashing in a tunnel. The impact was so bad, the car’s radiator pushed against the legs of a passenger in front.
Where is the line to be drawn between legitimate press and paparazzi? It is hard to see if either has ever had a moral compass to sell a story or a picture. These in your face reporters are like mercenaries or bounty hunters.
Do they have no shame? Remember Megyn Kelly, with her first Donald Trump question? Later she said the alleged reference to Trump calling women pigs was good journalism.
And, gosh, many spread fake news. Is it any wonder the public is getting fed up with this constant news battle that reminds one of a soap opera? Journalists should be professional and stand on a moral platform.
George J. Wilberg, Murrells Inlet