Forum: Columnist took cheap shot
June 17, 2013 9:52PM
Updated: July 19, 2013 6:43AM
It is disappointing that you would run Gene Lyons’ column (“National Media Freak Out,” June 3) containing a calumny against Fox News reporter James Rosen.
In the piece, Mr. Lyons cleverly infers that Mr. Rosen has a mistress. He writes that “his friends say Rosen is a wonderful family man. That’s a good thing because judging by his journalistic tradecraft, he’d be apt to copy his wife and her mother on an email to his mistress.”
Mr. Lyons knows full well that his misleading ad hominem argument against Mr. Rosen will be misconstrued by some readers. Isn’t Mr. Lyons also sullying all journalists through this technique?
Readers expect better from columnists carried in your newspaper. Regardless of one’s political beliefs, journalistic integrity is vital to our system of government and the dissemination of information. Clearly, Mr. Lyons fails in this column.
Steven F. Rosenbaum