SCV reporting needs more balance

Anniston Star
Mar 05, 2011

Every time the Sons of Confederate Veterans or Civil War re-enactors have an event like the Jefferson Davis inauguration re-enactment in Montgomery on Feb. 19, the media always interjects something from the civil rights movement into it by either mentioning Martin Luther King Jr., Dexter Avenue Baptist Church or a host of other names from the 1960s.

I thought journalists were educated enough that they could distinguish between two different time periods separated by more than 100 years and not intermingle them. However, since I am obviously wrong to assume that journalists are that intelligent, in the future when they write articles about anything concerning the civil rights movement, perhaps they can include something positive in our history from the 1860s to keep their reporting fair and balanced for all concerned parties.

Billy E. Price
Ashville