Re "Mr. President, let the photographers in" (Forum, Joyce Terhaar): Joyce Terhaar highlights the problems with entrusting White House staff to release accurate representations. She claims the imagery public access provides from inside the White House can reestablish the true account of presidential activity that democracy promises. As a skeptical American, I agreeably long for more public access inside those walls. But Terhaar loses me by bitterly rambling on about the White House photographer being a former journalist like herself but leaving the industry. She compares him to many people that "were liked and respected while at The Bee." Her reference to their authentication is in the past tense, only referring to their current status as "those shaping public opinion." My advice? You had a good argument. Don't make it personal. People care about access to trustworthy news, not a vendetta against the journalists who left.
-- Andrea Labrado, Elk Grove