Newspapers Have a Duty to Report, Whether Popular or Not
July 15, 2021
As most of you know, there was a Pride March in Roaring Spring last month and the Herald, or more specifically, me, covered the event. Approximately 40 people marched without incident, leading me to believe that either people just were not interested in the event, or they took a “it’s none of my business” approach.
I was wrong. The story hit newsstands and mailboxes on July 1, and almost immediately calls and emails came in condemning the Herald and me for covering this event. Comments ranged from, “This is not news” to, “How can you support this?” Some callers admitted to no...