77.8 F
Cruz Bay
Sunday, January 29, 2023

HomeNewsArchivesThanks for the Open Letter

Thanks for the Open Letter

Dear Source:
Warm congratulations on your "Open Letter to Larry King" (which is also a message to Anderson Cooper, Fox News, Nancy Grace and company). I believe you did an excellent job by exposing a singularly disgusting trend towards mediatization and sensationalism for commercial gain, whatever the cost. Needless to say, I view Larry King's recent "good-to-the-last-breath" interview with Tammy Faye–in savage competition for primetime space with a competing network's rehabilitation of Mark Karr of Jon Benet Ramsey fame–as part and parcel of the same no-holds-barred circus slithering "on the chains" into our homes and psyche, from just after nightfall to well after mid-night on a daily basis!
I am of the view that you have raised a number of highly pertinent issues that the networks must confront, particularly (a) issues having to do with the Public's need to suspend judgement until the facts are known and (b) the way the networks decide on what is newsworthy and what isn't, with the race of those involved not too far in the background.
Like you, I condole with the Cokayne family. Again, however, many thanks for your editorial. Let Justice be served!

Gilbert A. Sprauve
St. John

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.