Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 26, 2012

Critics prefer leaving media in pieces, not peace

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Show me some politico desperately ripping the media, and I’ll show you a scoundrel who has been caught stealing from the church collection plate.

Of course, even for sensitive sorts such as me, it does no good to complain about the press getting “a bad press.” Sophocles had it right way back around 441 B.C. when he wrote: “No one loves the messenger who brings bad news.”

Love we don’t expect. But it would be nice to go at least a day or two without hearing that we are the cause of most of society’s ills.

After all, hath not a journalist ears?

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Sam Pollak is the editor The Daily Star in Oneonta, N.Y. Contact him at spollak@thedailystar.com.

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