My wife and I recently visited our son, a freshman, during MU's Family Weekend. We are very proud of our son who is intending to major in journalism. Having heard great things about Missouri's School of Journalism and its daily paper, the Columbia Missourian, I found the September 11-12 edition and devoured it front to back. Being away from university life for nearly 25 years, I thought I should pay particular attention to the political leanings of the paper, especially in light of the Pew Research Center’s recent poll that shows over two-thirds of Americans believe there is bias in the media or news. I was particularly drawn to George Kennedy’s op-ed column titled, “Lack of civility shows America’s ugly side."
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