Reporting on Scottsdale Desert Discovery Center misses the mark

I cannot express how disappointed I am in your reporting — or more accurately, lack of reporting — on the two public meetings held last week regarding the Desert Discovery Center project.

You lead with a photo of one of the public meetings, and then proceed to totally disregard — not even mention — what occurred at those meetings.

There were nearly 150 residents at the first meeting — I’d estimate half of them were opposed to this project. There were almost 200 residents at the second meeting, and clearly 80 percent or more of them were opposed to this project.

Large numbers of people stood up at both meetings (particularly the second one) and expressed their opposition.  Yet you don’t mention this anywhere in your article? I’m astounded.

The job of the press is to be objective, factual, and comprehensive. Please, accurately and completely report the facts — and let readers come to their own conclusions about whether or not they support the Desert Discovery Center or not.

My overarching concern is with the integrity of the process — and you have let me down with your selective reporting on the public meetings.

Editor’s note: Ms. Keck is a resident of Scottsdale

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