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Lost: Media Ethics in Newtown, CT

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An excuse for the false reporting has been the fierce competition to feed the giant 24-hour media maw with fresh silage. Consumers get bored. They have short attention spans, want their morning coffee with a side of titillation.

The media could be useful in the effort to bring an end to the unspeakable violence that occurred in Newtown. It's a tall order and a huge responsibility. It will take guts and ethics. But the public has a responsibility, too, to keep in the media's faces and to settle for nothing less than truth.

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OpEd News author bio A.J. Smith is a freelance writer, newsletter editor, and advocate for adults with autism. She is the author of "Joe Paterno The Musical: A Satire" and, under the pseudonym M.L. Bartlett, "Ask the Ethicalist."

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