Media waters down truth

Letter To The Editor

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter in response to the recent coverage of mild “500 person riot” which recently took place at the SDSU.

I , as well as many others, felt that this riot was not given proper justice.

Anyone who took part in this riot has to laugh at how the media watered down this situation. The truth is that an estimated 3,000 people came together for a common goal of wreaking havoc on campus.

Things were destroyed, and the riot was on the verge of getting out of control. Many students had one of the most fun nights of their college careers, and they simply want the truth of their adventure told. Why is it that the media is so adamant about blowing out of proportion anything that would put a bad name on the country, such as focusing only on the negatives in Iraq, while not mentioning the progress that is being made. Yet at the local level, they down play any event which might damage this university’s reputation? Why does the media have this double standard of protecting the city, yet condeming the country?

Adam LarsonBrown Hall