We argue a lot about the role of the press…in the case of the Sun Times it has almost single-handedly crushed any defense for its right to report.. In this case its tabloid front-page revelation that a gifted psychology professor at Millikin University killed his family 40 years ago!
A headline worthy of the National Enquirer but in this case the Sun Times has persisted in featuring the story and the professor’s face, Day after exploitative day just before the start of a new school year. A year which will mark this man’s long-served payment to society, his school’s public support, and the cheers of his students.
But the Sun Times has yet to squeeze enough grisly blood out of a senseless story with no longer any purpose. What the hell is this?? Freedom of the press?.? I think not. Rather the greedy freedom of their editorial board to dredge up corpses that have long been buried and made irrelevant to a good man’s good name.
As another man once said: “He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone…”
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