Shaming and Blaming



Posted at The Truth About Moscow:
Moscow-Pullman Daily News Letter to the Editor: “Shaming & blaming” 
The Daily News’ website includes the live link to Katie Botkin’s site. I inserted the other two links for context and new readers.
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Shaming and blaming 
What doesn’t the Daily News grasp about the harm done by shaming and blaming abused persons? Following its coverage of the University of Idaho’s sexual assault awareness event, the paper published two character assassinations of the keynote speaker and her family, both by her convicted abuser’s public mouthpiece. 
The paper was under no journalistic burden to publish the first attack piece in its news space. The second attack, as a letter to the editor, was just piling on. Because both pieces were published, the paper should have used its own editorial space to side with the people who were abused.
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