Fine. The water's warm. Come on in. But don't call yourselves journalists any longer.
"In the news":
What next? A report on the progress being made in Iraq from a San Francisco anti-war hippy? An account of the progress being made on finding a cancer drug from a trial lawyer?
Conservationist Says Coal Plant Emissions Could Damage Smokies
By Debra McCown, Reporter, Bristol Herald Courier
Abingdon, Va. – The coal-fired power plant proposed for Wise County would exacerbate damage to air and water quality in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, environmental advocates said Tuesday.
“The air quality in the Smokies is already degraded considerably,” said Don Barger, senior regional director for the National Parks Conservation Association. “This would exacerbate the problem ... in a situation that is really overloaded and that we are trying to clean up.”
He said at least 90 species of plants have suffered ... [blah blah blah] (link)
On the front page, no less.
These people should be ashamed.
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* You'll note, in reading the article, that no mention is made about how the "reporter" came upon this expert on air pollution. One can surmise that the conservationist sought out the paper, not vice versa. That's even worse. These people need to defend this.