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Reporting Scandals: Is that Good or Bad?


It’s the dilemma of every newsroom; every time a scandalous story about infidelity, sexting, or inappropriate twittering, hits the headlines, do we cover it or ignore it? Professor Jim Foster is a Political Science Professor at OSU Cascades: "We are facing a lingering stubborn recession we're facing a debt cieling crisis. Straight talk is a precious commodity; so in a way, that deceitfulness bleeds into public life and I think that's a major source of concern and my students are aware of that and are deeply troubled by it." Foster says despite the fact that it can and often should be considered mudslinging to report on sex scandals; it does reflect on the honesty, integrity, and character of public officials. We have a poll here on the website where you can vote on what you think.

 

 

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