It’s only FAIR
August 9, 2008
A local organization calling itself FAIR is gearing up to do investigative reporting of Aspen issues. More investigative reporting in Aspen’s papers would be a good thing, and I highly support the group’s goal. I enjoyed reading its paid advertisement in the Aspen Daily News that was almost seamlessly set up to look just like a news story.
The group, however, has erred in naming itself FAIR. FAIR is the name of the well-respected national media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, based in New York. To avoid unintentionally misleading readers and to respect the copyright of Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, our local investigative organization should investigate its own name selection. Just to be fair.