On Saturday, May 26, Frank Lewis took the Portsmouth Daily Times to an all-time low with a classic case of sensational journalism. His front page story “Judge: Relationship with girl violates probation” involves a pastor and his son at a local church here in Scioto County. After reading this article I was left asking “Is this the best that our local newspaper can do?” What’s sad is that the real news like the students raising scholarship money and volunteers placing flags on veteran’s graves was not juicy enough to make the top.
I believe this story was made the top headline because it had to do with an alleged scandal involving a Christian minister, his son and their church. If the Bales family were Muslim I wonder if this story would have even been printed. These cases of yellow journalism should not be accepted by the citizens of Portsmouth and Scioto County.
It is time to stand up and say no to this type of reporting. I am asking every subscriber to cancel your subscription to the Portsmouth Daily Times and email or call the paper and let them know that you are tired of these type of “dirt” stories. We are interested in real news not scandal-mongering!