I was discouraged and disappointed in the recent article covering the loaded, half-hearted apology from the extremist group, Moms for Liberty. As a known and identified hate group (which Ms. Kheiry’s article does note), the article also included some of their printed propaganda from their newsletter.
Often in journalism, issues are not just two sided. They are facets and degrees to news stories. However, there is only one side in this story and that’s a community trying to work toward a common good, and Current in Carmel giving any platform to a notorious and toxic hate group who wishes to cater to a select few having their “wins” shared in the public square is not sound, dutiful journalism. Journalism isn’t about covering both sides; it’s about reporting the facts by due diligence and investigation.
Moms for Liberty continue to spread misinformation and that it was shared is a shame Current in Carmel must correct. Our community should lift up and include many voices from all walks of life, but there is no room for groups such as Moms for Liberty to sow dissension through lies and hate. Please stop giving them oxygen with faulty both-sides reporting and stick to the facts: they quoted Hitler in their newsletter, local and national politicians across the spectrum denounced this and them, and they are an identified hate group. That is journalism 101, and I wish for Current to do what’s right by its engaged citizens and not fall into the infotainment trap. There is no seat at the table for groups like Moms for Liberty and that the article ended with the group’s own propaganda was a gross misstep.
Justin Spicer, Carmel