A Feb. 8 article in the newspaper had the headline, “Muslim teacher to leave college for God remark.” The newspaper’s subsequent correction on Feb. 9 made the correction that the teacher is Christian. The print in the original article headline was five times larger than the print in the correction.

Many readers get their gist of the news from headlines. Therefore, headline editors have a major responsibility to portray the news accurately.

Unfortunately, at least in this case, the story is decidedly different from that indicated by the headline. It would also have been helpful to indicate that Wheaton College is an evangelical Christian college.

I would think that the Muslim community would be as incensed by this error, and its implications, as the Christian community. Sadly, the media today intends to impose its bias without openly saying so.

Do your homework editors. Earn your pay and our trust.

Joyce Norton


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