Saturday, February 23, 2008

"Covering all angles of a simmering issue" - Salt Lake Tribune

The SL Trib's Reader Advocate Connie Coyne, has a thoughtful exploration of the response the Trib gets on the immigration issues:
"Currently considered a 'third rail' in politics - or a concern that can kill a political career - the issue of immigration is one that often draws emotional, sometimes irrational, public comment.
Don't believe me? Take a look at the comments on Jessica Ravitz's story on the break room for cabbies at Salt Lake International Airport -- closed after controversy developed when Muslim cabbies were using the quiet room for daily prayers. Now they are out on the pavement for the five-times a day religious duty. And, no cabbies can use the little building with toilets and snack machines." (Covering all angles of a simmering issue - Salt Lake Tribune)

She then goes on to delve into the hateful commentary that gets spewed in the comment section of stories that involve immigration.

Xenophobia is alive and well, my friends.

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