Does the Media sensationalize DUI stories?

Here is a letter to the editor that I think is worth reading, written by Jacob Martin, a graduate student at the the University of Georgia.  He sent the letter to the school’s student newspaper, The Red and Black.  In it, he questioned how the paper has been reporting its DUI stories.

Mr. Martin wonders whether the tendency to underline the sometimes goofy things people do or say while intoxicated tends to needlessly embarrass the arrestee as well as diminish the seriousness of the offense.

The article can be read here:  Sensationalist DUI reporting has consequences

What do you think?

This was brought to my attention by Springfield attorney Theodore Harvatin.

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