Our View: Why don't we just cover positive news?
December 2, 2021
It’s a question that frequently pops up whenever there’s unflattering coverage of a governmental entity or group — often posed by those at the center of that coverage:
“Why don’t you focus on anything positive?”
It’s a question with loaded meaning, as “positive” generally means something along the lines of “issues that don’t make us uncomfortable.”
Regardless of the issue, from recent coverage of campaign signs for a special tax election to coverage years ago of a Sweetwater County sheriff who paid his son and daughter-in-law for services that included creating gree...