Our View: Why don't we just cover positive news?

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 greeting cards for employees and...

 

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