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Baltimore Sun or Maxim?

I usually get my local news from the Baltimore Sun online. When I went to the Sun today, I felt I would have been better off going to Maxim.com. I use the Sun for my news, but when i pulled up the page today 3 of my 5 "in the news pictures" were half naked women. A Baltimore cheerleader, a picture from the lingerie bowl, and pictures of Jenn Sterger that looked like they were pulled out of playboy. I am a 26 year old girl and I do not shy away from nudity. However when I go to look "at the news," I want to see the news. I would hesitate to pull the sun up at work, in public, or around children. I am very unhappy with the content on the homepage lately.

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  • Ms. Ki,
    I'm sorry that you were upset by the photo galleries. We placed Jenn Sterger gallery in "Images In The News" because there has been nothing but news surrounding her and Brett Favre the last two weeks. We added Ravens cheerleaders, and will likely roll other Ravens photos into its place, because the Ravens are coming off a bye week and play Sunday. The Lingerie Football team in Baltimore, The Charm, plays Friday. We try to be respectful and not promote certain galleries too often, but the online numbers also reflect that these galleries are what the audience is looking for. However, we don't just promote them haphazardly or have all of the photo galleries be cheerleaders or female football players. Thank you for letting us know your concerns. We do take them very seriously. You will see Ravens photo galleries in those spots certainly on Sunday and early next week because football will be back. Thanks again.
    Ron

    Ron Fritz
    Head of Sports
    The Baltimore Sun
    410-332-6421
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    Ron,
    Perhaps I was not clear about my problem. Bret Farve and Jenn Sterger have been in the news lately. Jenn Sterger is in other photos besides the photos the Sun posted that were border line pornographic. I thought the photo of her against the wall with her rear end hanging out of her jeans were inappropriate for a newspaper. Where were the photos of Brett Farve? I am in the advertising business, sex does sell. I did not think that the Baltimore Sun was in the business of selling sex. Now that I know your feelings on this I will not be returning to the webpage. Thank you for your prompt reply.
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