Former Commissioner Dennis Linthicum

Aug 8, 2011 — by: Commissioner Linthicum

We’ve all heard the saying, “If it bleeds, it leads!” So, it appears that the Herald & News is following in the footsteps of other great journalism empires by trying to make controversy where serious concerns would suffice.

From my perch, here in the Government Center, the people I meet with want truthful answers and not empty rhetoric. But this must be what separates me from the powers at the Herald & New’s Editorial Board.

This accompanying photo actually provides insight into the motivation of the recent Sunday Edition — “A general State of DISARRAY.” (Aug. 7, 2011) Apparently, the Herald & News is having trouble selling newspapers as their circulation is down. Therefore, they need to make controversy to help sales. Note, this “Coming Soon” advertisement doesn’t represent breaking news, new information, or even relevant investigative journalism. Rather it represents a preconceived strategic agenda, executed with a predetermined perspective.

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