by Ron Chapman
At one time the media reported stories as they developed and made every effort to get it right. This required extensive interviews with several sources and double checking both the evidence provided and the sources of that evidence to verify the truth.
It was a matter of journalistic ethics to “get it right.” There was pride in being a journalist then and editors made certain that their media organs maintained a rigid 4elevel of unbiased accuracy that garnered public respect.
Bayoubuzz Note: The below was written by Tom Aswell, Publisher of the Louisiana Voice and which is published on his website.
It was back in 1966 that a young telephone installer-repairman realized that climbing telephone poles was not his cup of tea. The hot summers and cold winters perched atop some utility pole in rural Union Parish attempting to resolve repeated outages in the Truxno community held no real appeal for him.