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Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

To be clear, we read your article. We get the point you are trying to make. We believe there are probably dozens of better examples you could have used without publicly stating that Brantley had a 'criminal record'. To imply that any minor brush he may have had could compare with the violent records his assailants shared is obscene. It's lazy writing. It's offensive. It actually makes you look bad as opposed to the P&C who treated his memory with respect. At the very least you could apologize, but removing the portion of your article insinuating that Brantley shared a history of violence in common with the people who murdered him would be ideal.

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Posted by EBLA on June 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

Dear Chris Haire,
Where is the apology?

14 of 20 people like this.
Posted by EBLA on June 5, 2016 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Randy Weston celebrates his roots, the Post and Courier ignores theirs

For many of us reading the P&C article in question was painful, though for some it offered a bit of context for why his assailants may have made the deadly choice they made in the early hours of April 20th. That being said, at no time did it feel like an assault on Eric Brantley's character. The same can't be said for you using his name in order to make a jab at a paper you very obviously take umbrage with. As a journalist in a town riddled with 'soft bigotry'; surely you could have found another example, especially so soon after our friend's violent passing. If you ask me, an apology is in order. Initially I considered writing to you privately as I suspect his inclusion in this article was intentional as a way to draw 'hits' to your site. I preferred not to draw additional traffic it's way. I changed my mind after reading your responses. I'm formally asking that you retract the portion of your article mentioning Brantley's name. There is no reason why responsible journalism can't be respectful to the victim of a brutal murder and his friends and family.

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Posted by EBLA on June 5, 2016 at 12:25 AM
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