I’d like to thank another one of my former students, Robert Funk, for his thoughtful letter to the IR today about their coverage of the death of a local solider:
You are the HELENA Independent Record. When one of the members of our community dies in a war you should cover it, and not with the sleight of hand you gave this boy’s death on Sunday. Instead of dedicating over four pages to a football victory, why not dedicate a page to this brave young man? You call yourself our community paper, but you are nothing of the sort. You bury a young man’s death on the third page of your paper next to a Macy’s ad. It is nothing short of deplorable behavior and you should be more than ashamed of yourself, you should be disgusted.