There is no need for Deseret Morning News Editor Joe Cannon to apologize for a meeting he attended of conservatives while Vice President Dick Cheney was in Salt Lake City. His promise not to report on the closed-door conference did not compromise him as a journalist, as media ethics experts claim.

Some core media critics who feel the "public needs to know" are out in "left field" when it comes to pure ethics.

Jim Dublinski

Salt Lake City