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By Lou Marzeles

The need for the return of the Fourth Estate


It was admittedly controversial, to put a huge headline reading “He is risen” under the banner of The Sentinel last week, just before Easter. A lot of people thought it was great; some were indifferent; and a few were very displeased. It’s worth taking a moment to talk about how this happened and what it meant.

Readers will recall that at Christmas The Sentinel ran a classic Christmas prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson and announced we would be closed that Friday to observe the birth of Christ. So this Easter we put a similarly straightforward message on the front page. Here I must shift to first person, because the decision was not made by a collective editorial board, though I am co...

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Reader Comments

jimbayer1 writes:

How unfortunate that an explanation was needed. I, for one, drew encouragement from the front page message in that gave credibility, not bias.


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