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Department of Tawdry Yellow Journalism


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To the editors:

"What Spike Found," the cover story of August 14, runs the gamut from bad literary development to bad taste. It was a boring headline and story laden with meaningless description and blatant symbolism and culminates in a news story that lets us know the subject is based on an actual happening.

This feature does nothing but reopen wounds and cause pain to the friends and family of the deceased. One cannot lay claim to newsworthiness, because this story is many weeks old.

We feel that the Reader does a disservice to itself and to its readers with such tawdry yellow journalism. Articles of this nature belong in the National Enquirer and similar scandal sheets. Maintain your integrity and you will maintain your readers and your reputation.

Shane Stevens


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