Ethics of the Media
The Society of Professional Journalists' Standards for Ethics require, among other things, that good journalism make a clear distinction between news and views. When the views of the writers and/or the editors of the paper are presented as if news - it is bad journalism. These standards also require that headlines do not misrepresent the content of the article or oversimplify the case out of context.
Read a relevant Reader's letter (see also: Journalistic Code of Ethics) , making these points crystal clear.
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