Letter to the editor: Writer says he can detect media bias
To the editor:
Michael Lackey in the Stevens County Times of Aug 11. ("Claims of media bias aren't convincing") says he does not believe my examples of bias are for real.
I don't know what schooling and training Mr. Lackey has, but I can say that I was trained by the best journalism professors at the University of Minnesota and Syracuse University and by a crusty old editor at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, and I think I can detect bias on radio, TV and in the papers, whether it be against President Donald Trump or anyone or anything else.
With that in mind, I'd like to quote part of a letter carried Aug. 11 in the Star Tribune; written by Jack Maloney of St. Paul, also a journalism graduate; it reads: "I have watched with dismay as American journalism sinks into a morass of partisanship, rumor, innuendo, government-engineered leaks, and unattributed accusations; garbage that wouldn't get a passing grade in any self-respecting J-school class."