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Certain newspaper articles leave me wondering what has become of professional journalism. Of course, these are stories about wolves, those four-legged beasts that seem to be either loathed or loved, detracting everyone, journalists included, from any semblance of objectivity.
But those writing and getting paid for reporting news should at least adhere to two of the primary obligations of journalism, telling the truth and verifying facts.
A recent article in The Oregonian, written by La Grande (eastern Oregon) based reporter Richard Cockle cites these statistics on wolf populations:
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