Criticism is justifiable in the matter of having the correct information. Mr. Benjamin Reyes, for coming across our local Valley newspaper via Internet and claiming that you did some research, you clearly failed to do an intellectual and thorough search. For being an "educated college graduate who majored in journalism," detailed research should be routine for you.
It is obvious that you have sunk to the levels of the tabloid newspapers by assuming that Ms. Jennifer Otero was the daughter of our local district attorney, Gilbert Otero. Therefore, your assumption has falsely accused the I.V. Press of "brown-nosing" and trying to "earn good behavior points" with the local district attorney. An "educated" journalist like "yourself" would have done complete research and realized that there is more than one person with the same name.
Granted, Jennifer's father's name is Gilbert Otero, but you automatically jumped to the conclusion that the DA, rather than a local citizen, was her father.