While I commend The Daily Titan for granting students easy access to news articles about both sides of the approaching election, I cannot help but wonder why some of them arenâ€™t really offering any news at all. It came across rather important that the facts facing Meg Whitmanâ€™s illegal housekeeper should be suppressed and upstaged by slanted reporting. What I thought would be a news article possibly offering new information about the case turned out to be an insignificant â€œblowâ€ to the Whitman campaign â€“ I can only hope that it was poor research that resulted in such a sad amalgam of information.
Let it be clear that I do not think it is unfair that such a story should be reported on (scandals facing politicians are news that we should be reading about in times like these), but when such a large amount of useful information is ignored why even publish it as news? The article wastes most of its breath analyzing Whitmanâ€™s political strategy, and even ventures into her vain attempts at reaching out to Latino voters via TV spots. Nothing is mentioned about the specifics of the document that Gloria Allred presented as proof of Whitmanâ€™s lie (which is posted online) or the fact that the housekeeper waited a year and a half to present what she may have thought a â€œcaseâ€ against Whitman. Titans may also be interested to hear that the document, if anything, instructed Whitman and her husband to avoid taking any unnecessary action against Nicky Santillan.
This article is too partial, and baron of any absorbing facts to be considered news. We Titans would have been better introduced to it with the headline: â€œWhitman may have knowingly hired an illegal alien, but really, whatâ€™s up with those dumb ads in Spanish?â€