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Reporter takes hit, but still tell it as-is

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By Frank Splendoria

Recently, a reporter for this newspaper was threatened with destruction of his character, reputation and even livelihood. It’s not worth repeating what happened other than to note that the perpetrator was caught and punished, though in my book not commensurate with the potential impact to the reporter.

It can’t be easy telling it like it is for a small-town newspaper, as some people are bound to get their noses out of joint. A cold shoulder and much more likely happen on occasion, and are directed at the individual and probably sometimes the family too.

I know it goes with the territory, but thankfully for the rest of us who depend on the truth, we have people with the courage to do what they do. Thanks, Dave.

Frank Splendoria

Guadalupita