Reporter should have sought opposing viewpoints

2013-04-07T00:00:00Z Reporter should have sought opposing viewpoints nwitimes.com
April 07, 2013 12:00 am

President Barack Obama’s minion came to Gary to tout the raising of the minimum wage to $9. She concluded the result would be a more robust economy. If so, why not raise the minimum wage to $15? Or let’s really gas up the economy and raise it to $25. Or why not $40?

An inquiring reporter would have asked such a question to the bureaucrat. A wee bit of journalistic curiosity would have led to an opposing view of minimum wages from any number of economists. At the least I expected an opinion from a small business owner who pays these wages.

But alas, this article went to press lacking in a balance of views.

- Tom DeVries, Crown Point

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