Day: May 11, 2007

Not the media’s finest hour

Too many times in my 40-plus years as a journalist I’ve been shamed by the antics of my profession. The latest came when the national media descended on Blacksburg in he aftermath of the shootings at Virginia Tech in April.

It wasn’t enough that the Virginia Tech Community faced the horror of 32 students and faculty murdered by a fellow student. The rudeness of national anchors, famous correspondents and ambitious freelancers left a sour taste in the mouths of many Southwestern Virginians, myself included.

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