Michael Mullady should stop placing blame on others who break the law and focus on his own offenses. Over my (relatively short) lifetime, I’ve taken note of many journalists willing to break the law in the name of “sound journalism.” Not many people take note of these journalists’ infractions because the stories are usually compelling enough to grip the attention of the general public. In Michael’s last few articles, he broke the law (like the drunk driver) on multiple occasions and went so far as to put the public in danger while doing it.

Don’t get me wrong, I find drunk driving repulsive on a personal level as one of my best childhood friends was killed by a drunk driver. I have, on more than one occasion, been that killjoy who refused to get in a car with someone who’s been drinking. My writing skills may not be as eloquent as Michael’s, but I believe I have some points for him to consider when he constantly finds himself “- fighting in the elevated emotions and blah, blah, blah …” In your articles you’ve found yourself photographing from railroad tracks (a misdemeanor in the state of California), scanning police frequencies and using the information in the commission of a crime (self-proclaimed speeding up the grade) and stopping on the grade with no emergency and leaving your car unattended. All of these actions could lead to you being the one with a car on fire the next time you’re scanning for a “scoop.”

William Falknor

Computer engineering senior

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