I agree that the more we understand one another, the more we can understand and
respect ourselves. It is nice when the news gives a voice to people. In the
book An Ordinary Man, the importance of the press (in that case radios, is
firmly established. I was pleased when Deseret News ran several articles on the
motorcycle car accident in Logan UT. I particularly appreciated the article
"Some Rush In". Reporting good news and allowing all to state their
position in a civil manner is essential to a hopeful democracy. Thanks for
recognizing the good work of others and doing a great job yourself.
Keeping the peace through enlightenment can achieve greater solidarity than
dabbling in gossip, exciting contention, or entertaining rabble rousing. We must
know of the downside of life in order to solve problems. Surely much needed
inspiration and divine revelation flows when more time is spent on the good, the
virtuous, and the praiseworthy. May our media professionals cease their quest
for human debauchery. May they be more diligent in spreading hope, peace, and
goodwill towards all.