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Carl Stokes
On Freddie Gray coverage, don't blame the messenger
On Freddie Gray coverage, don't blame the messenger

The national media spotlight has shone more brightly on Baltimore this past week than at any point during my 25 years of writing about media at The Baltimore Sun. To some local officials, it must feel like a national media sun lamp that is starting to burn. And they have pushed back, criticizing and even blaming the media for some of the ugliness that was captured by network and cable cameras. Sensing an outlet for their general enmity toward the press, some audience members have also jumped in, tweeting or posting on Facebook about how awful they think CNN's Don Lemon or Fox News' Geraldo Rivera is. If you're from Baltimore, it's us (locals) against them...

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