The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Letters

June 14, 2013

Unfair picture of pastor

The Daily Item is to be commended for always reporting with journalistic propriety and equity. Regardless of personal preferences, both sides of an issue are presented without prejudice.

Therefore, I am disappointed by the passive-aggressive attitude displayed in your photographic depictions of the Rev. Leah Schade.

Approximately a year and a half ago you published a picture of her at a rally in Shikellamy State Park. The photograph presented her in a most negative manner. Surely there were ample opportunities to snap a more flattering image. The picture you chose to publish presented her most unfavorably.

Since then you have reprinted this photo, cropped it to include only a head shot, showing an apparently crazed radical shouting at her audience.

To be fair, you have published other photos of her in a more favorable pose. Consequently, I was extremely perturbed to see once more this contorted image of her juxtaposed beside a benevolently smiling Fred Keller.

The article was fair and balanced, but the photograph allowed your passive-aggressiveness to show.

Please, in the future, LOL (Lay Off Leah).

Arna Dershem, New Columbia

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