A letter in the Feb. 13 Readers' Forum states that journalists are committing treason by interviewing insurgents in Iraq. And by giving their film "Meeting Resistance" news coverage, he asks if "Deseret Morning News reporters and editors are with the terrorists, or are they with us?"

Really, they should be with neither. Their job isn't to tell you the news you want to hear. It's to tell you the news you should hear. Covering every side of an issue is a principal tenet of journalism, not stilted, biased reporting with an agenda. There are plenty of magazines, Web sites, television and radio shows that offer typical rah-rah "journalism." No one has to get the news from an actual news outlet.

Marcus Shepherd

Salt Lake City