I am new in town and picked up a copy of your paper. I read with interest the proclamation on the editorial page, “It is the duty of the newspaper to become the attorney for the most defenseless among its subscribers.” I thought the news media was primarily responsible for publishing the news factually accurate and keeping the public informed about all kinds of issues to include political agenda from both sides of the isle, thereby holding our politicians and business leaders properly accountable.
I read the Mike Huckabee speech, heard his subsequent dialog about it and, in my opinion, there is little about your editorial that represents the truth. And it is the truth that is at issue here, not your opinion. As long as you present the truth, you are entitled to any opinion you wish. You are not entitled to twist the truth or the facts.
I saw a quote many years ago from an unknown author, and it said, “Truth has no special time or place, its hour is now, always.”
If your paper is to have any credibility at all, then you must print the truth.
Lonnie C. Smith