1 September 1973 |
The Christian Science Monitor
The Monitor's handling of the story of the grisly and sorrowful slayings in Houston was indeed a welcome relief from the reportage offered elsewhere.
While newspapers and other media were describing the horrors verbally and pictorially, the Monitor was providing food for thought about dealing with the runaway problem. Probably the most important difference was the lack of innuendo in the Monitor's story. In every other source we were repeatedly led to believe that the cause of the tragedy was a man's homosexuality, when in reality it was the work of a grossly misguided man who happened to be a homosexual.