Letter: Where's is the newspaper's integrity


Many of the residents living on McCracken Lane are disappointed that the Camp Verde Bugle has not maintained its high standard of journalistic integrity and professionalism by posing such a profoundly biased question for its "Opinion Poll" regarding a park entrance on McCracken Lane.

It is disappointing and distressing to many that our local paper would participate in an activity, which would suggest the only entrance available is McCracken Lane which is certainly not factual. It would behoove the journalism industry to investigate, explore, and explain all the realistic and factual variables concerned with this issue. Issues such as "real costs", safety, impact of residential areas on both McCracken and Quarterhorse. Residents on Quarterhorse already have difficulty at times making a left turn onto State Route 260. Imagine the impact if a number of vehicles were trying to make a left turn from 260 onto McCracken lane essentially blocking Quarterhorse Lane.

Regardless of the outcome of this particular "Opinion Poll", this certainly was far below the expected level of journalistic professionalism one would expect and should be able to rely upon.

One would hope that issues would be discussed within the normal channels of discussion and not through a less than professional level of phraseology, which would inflame one side or the other of an issue not previously presented in its fullest spectrum.

Dorman Raines

Camp Verde


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