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Media Coverage of Terrorists

July 11, 1985

I happened to be in Russia during the opening days of the hostage episode. To the best of my knowledge, not a word appeared on the TV or radio about the event. I believe we tourists learned about it from a short-wave broadcast.

Then I came home to this sickening media TV circus in the States, on all our stations, endlessly, endlessly.

I wonder who was worse off--the Russians who didn't hear, or we who had to be submerged in the nauseating Niagara of words and pictures?

EDWARD A. HERRON

Laguna Hills

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