Recently, I read in your newspaper an article concerning the kidnap and murder of the young girl in Idaho. It thoroughly infuriates me that the writer felt the need to communicate the sickening details. What purpose does that serve? Don't give me the baloney about "journalistic honesty" or "the public has a right to know." That's hogwash.
What about a little moralistic respect for the family and loved ones who have already suffered more pain than any of us can realize? Sometimes I believe the media are totally devoid of conscience and common sense. The worst thing is that they try to disguise it as good journalism - when all it really is is a ploy to sell another newspaper or massage a writer's ego.Dave Hill