Is it any wonder why people are fed up with the media? Media includes TV and radio stations as well as newspaper publications.
Here are typical examples of sloppy, irresponsible journalism which involve the so-called reporter, John Fritze.
He’s done it again!
He’s done it again! In the article, “Jamal Bryant says he will run for congress,” 9-15-15, Mr. Fritze states, “Reps. Donna F. Edwards of Prince George’s County and Chris Van Hollen of Montgomery County are the two Democrats who have entered the Senate race so far.’
Not only in this article has Mr. Fritze refused to mention my name as a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. but also in all of his previous works on the upcoming Senate race, he has failed to point out my name. Moreover, there are other Democrats who have also officially filed, and no revelation of them has been made either.
So what is Mr. Fritze’s problem?
Is it because Mr. Fritze does not like the fact that I am a teacher, not a career politician?
Is it because of the fact I do not take campaign contributions because they are disguised bribes?
Is it because, by design, I do not raise thousands and millions of dollars for my campaigns?
Is it because, unlike career politicians who don’t always tell the truth, I do tell the truth?
Is because I am Jewish and Orthodox?
Is it because I live in Baltimore?
Is it because I am leading a movement to get rid of all the moral bankruptcy in Maryland government?
Is it because in the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary, I received 3219 votes on a budget, by design, of less than $460 – votes that I am proud of and would not trade for all of Governor Hogan’s and Mr. Brown’s votes put together because my votes were attained by my persistent practice of ethical principles? Is that what Mr. Fritze does not like?
What bothers me is the fact Mr. Fritze’s writing shows no evidence of having learned in journalism school that a reporter should provide accurate information when covering a story. When he purposely omits the accurate facts, again and again, he is doing a tremendous injustice to his readership and calls into question his journalistic credibility. Doesn’t he get it – doesn’t he understand that citizens are fed up with career politicians and are open to new people with new ideas and good moral character?
When I continue to read his faulty writing, I can only come to the conclusion Mr. Fritze is either stubborn or does not care about journalistic ethics. He doesn’t even report that neither Rep. Edwards or Rep Van Hollen has formally filed for candidacy in Annapolis.
What I am not able to understand is why the editors of the Baltimore Sun do not correct his sloppy journalism? I believe, Mr. Fritze’s lack of reporting reliability speaks volumes as to why the Baltimore Sun has been in a downward spiral with regard to its lack of credibility and decreased circulation for the last 15 years.
Teacher and Democratic candidate for United States Senate
Room for Improvement
Instead of serving as a reporter and providing all of the facts with regard to the April 2016 primary, Mr. Fritze continues to serve as an analyzer inserting his own bias and opinion as to what constitutes a credible candidate.
The most recent evidence of this appeared in the Monday and Wednesday editions of the Baltimore Sun. In the article, “Delegate mounting US Senate campaign,” 9-28-15, he stated, “Reps Donna Edwards of Prince George’s County and Chris Van Hollen of Montgomery County have been campaigning aggressively for the job.” Why is Mr. Fritze discounting the fact that 9 people have officially filed for candidacy while Reps. Edwards and Van Hollen and Del. Kathy Szeliga have not.
In the article, “Ruppersberger won’t run for U.S. Senate,” 9-3015, real evidence of deception appeared. Mr. Fritze stated, “Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger said Tuesday he will run for re-election rather than seek the Democratic nomination for senate in Maryland, all but assuring his party will not have a Baltimore-based candidate in the race for Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s seat next year.” This is a blatant falsehood. For your information, Ms. Canzian, I live in Baltimore and l have officially filed as a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.
Perhaps, Ms. Canzian, you could impart your expertise to Mr. Fritze on writing accurate articles about the U.S. Senate election.
Teacher and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate