The Standard-Examiner touts the reporting of the sexual indiscretions of civil servants on the basis of the public's "right to know." I fail to see how such reporting serves anyone's interest. Public agencies have procedures in place to address such improprieties when performance of duty is compromised by such behavior. Reporting the sordid details of such activities provides no useful public information which either protects or responsibly informs. Such reporting further victimizes family members who have already been traumatized by the actions of a trusted loved one. This type of reporting is not done on the basis of the public's "right to know," but is merely an act of sensational reporting on the part of the paper.
Lynn W. Call