How do those responsible for selecting the "briefly" articles on page A2 go about making their decisions? They must have hundreds, if not thousands, of interesting items from which to choose.
Why, then, must readers be subjected (as we were Wednesday) to items such as "Mom guilty of murdering twins," "Grandma, 75, killed her grandson" and "Teen sentenced in school shooting"? Add to those the article about the elderly man who kills his wife, then himself and you get the impression this represents a true cross section of national news.
Surely there are more newsworthy things happening across this country. Why the emphasis on the sordid? Is it because it sells newspapers? If so, a sorry excuse.
Richard G. Hiatt
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