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Steve Blow Is Right About Sex Offender Laws, and Dallas Should Pay Attention

The debate about media sensationalism and moral panic concerning sex offenders is always a tough one for me, mainly because I think most news media chase the public’s interest in stories more than we create it. Our rule usually is that the biggest story is the one the most people will read. In that sense readers tell us what to write more than we tell them what to read.

But, yeah, that is what I would say, isn’t it? When I see somebody else in my craft bringing a sound against-the-grain argument on a terribly inflamed topic like sexual victimization, the least I can do is salute, which is what I’m doing here to Steve Blow. Full Article


Research won’t support Dallas proposal that amounts to housing ban for sex offenders

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This is why the media doesn’t report the truth.

“Our rule usually is that the biggest story is the one the most people will read. In that sense readers tell us what to write more than we tell them what to read.”

At least the counsel agreed to “study the issue” before making a decision. That’s allot more than happens here.

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