Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Readers,

The news is abstract stuff to most readers and mostly just superficial to network TV viewers. At least that's the view of one high-profile editor in the Big Apple we heard pontificating on the radio the other day.

What brings this to mind is the failure by too many newsmen and their outlets just to tell folks the facts about what's going on in a balanced context. We strive to do that here at Insight and on our Webwire (www.insightmag.com). We take responsibility.

Some others don't: "Studios and advertising people and networks and sponsors are willing to pay a lot of money for advertising because they know how much it influences people and children watching TV, and yet they're not willing to admit that violence that comes into the home has an effect on children. You can't have it both ways." That's what Premiere magazine, in its September 1999 issue, quoted actress Michelle Pfeiffer as saying about her industry.

If ever there was a more succinct statement on violence and social responsibility in the movies, we just can't think of one more compelling. …

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