LETTER #2 – RE YESTERDAY STORY – JUNKIES CRASH IN RARITAN TWP
March 23, 2017
I am writing to comment on the headline of a news article I saw online yesterday “Junkies Crash in Raritan Township” written by Christian. The online posting date was March 22, 2017. I have a HUGE problem with labeling these two men as “junkies”. Does the Hunterdon County News realize there is a heroin epidemic in this state that touches almost every person in this country in some way, shape or form? A child, a friend, a relative, a co-worker? How can the Hunterdon County News make the call that these men are ‘junkies’? Does the Hunterdon County News realize that addiction is a disease?
If you want to report on news as it is that is one thing but to create a headline that labels individuals as such is just WRONG. It is embarrassing that we would live in a county that would report it like this. I thought we were a county, a state, a country that is more intelligent than this. I ask that you remove the headline of that article as it now stands.