Kristin Cortez: Daily Press needs to do its job |

Kristin Cortez: Daily Press needs to do its job

To the editor:

This paper is a joke.

I saw the Saturday edition on my sidewalk this morning and I decided to give the news a chance for a change.

I unfolded it in skeptical anticipation and still couldn’t believe the front-page story “Back to school cool: Back-to-school fashion trends for fall.”

This is not news. Cute kids wearing clothes is not news.

I decided to brush it off and move on to “Our View,” to see what the paper wants me to think about today.

I was equally outraged at what I found there.

Your bias and speculations against youth are insulting and conceivably harmful to humanity.

There are young people concerned with current events just like there are old people glued to their reality TV.

It’s a matter of personal preference that transcends the age barrier.

I would say education and intelligence are two factors more determinate than age.

“It seems as though the older generations are more focused on the vote of the presidential elections and the younger generations are more focused on voting for American Idol.

“Should we worry about the next generation? Should we do something to assist them? Of course we should.

“What should we do? We don’t know.”

That much is apparent.

Take a look at today’s front page, Saturday’s front page, the most read edition of the week.

This is the most important news of the weekend? Nothing else happened that deserved more exposure? Way to cover anything but news in the newspaper.

You “are” responsible, it is your job to assist everyone by keeping us informed.

What should you do? Your job.

Cover the news. Actual news.

Quit alienating pieces of your audience.

Every young person I know is picking up the paper already to check the police blotter. The hard part is done.

Kristin Cortez

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