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Reader: Michael Hancock prostitution story example of journalism at its worst

A Comment of the Day from last week condemning the media for over-covering the Michael Hancock prostitution story spurred a strong opinion from another reader distressed by the press's approach to the sensational (and unproven) allegations.

Here's what he had to say:

Bob Smith writes:

I'm not sure when or how Louella Parsons became required reading in J-school but it must be true; how else to explain the devolution of journalism to voyeurism and gossip-mongering? My old teacher Greg Pearson would have used up several of his multi-colored pens marking up this crap -- before he failed the bunch of them.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

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