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sensationalism

Drug Trafficking

I find the article on the Drug Trafficking arrests misleading with the inclusion of the specific charges and mug shots.  Two of the people weren't charged with anything having to do with drugs, according to the charges.  To include their information in this article is, in my opinion, misleading and unfair to them.  Unless people carefully read the charges associated with each person carefully, they will be lumped in with those who did have drug-related charges.  That's a very sad thing, and it gives me pause to think once again, that the Monitor is interested in sensationalism and that information published is misleading.  I understand readership has declined...please be more responsible in your reporting.  Ruining reputations in a small town as ours by including this misleading information is inexcusable.

Police Beat

I'm curious as to the Monitor's interest in highlighting the Police Beat by publishing photos of some people who are arrested and not others, and actually publishing them at all.  Sure there's a clause that states that just because your photo or name are in the Police Beat, that doesn't mean you're guilty...but it sure taints the reader towards judging the people in there.  Just like the same statement says use of the word "arrest" doesn't necessarily mean what most people and dictionaries think it means

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