Baltimore media need to question claims made by police commissioner

It hasn’t taken Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison long to start sounding like former Mayor Catherine Pugh in challenging the “narrative” of an unsafe city, touting success in crime-fighting programs without providing facts to back the claims and trying to use the media to push a positive narrative about the progress he says his administration is making. As a media critic, the most disappointing thing to me about this same-old, same-old from a Baltimore official is that Mr. Harrison is finding media outlets in Baltimore willing to take his words essentially at face value and put them out over the airwaves. (Balt Sun)
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