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Mon Jun 14, 2021, 10:26 PM

I'm having a crisis of conscience....

I want to support journalism...I want to support local journalism. I subscribe to the Seattle Times, the NYTimes, Boston Globe, LATimes... and several others.
I also subscribe to our very local paper... a weekly of about 10 pages. Local stories and local sports and some ads for local establishments.
And an opinion page.
Today's paper has an op-ed by Ronnie Raygun's evil spawn Michael Reagan... "Now, finally, everyone knows COVID started in an unsafe lab in China." JHFC!
And... another by Christine Flowers.... the radio screamer and fired Philadelphia Inquirer writer.... "Abortion decision should be left up to the states."

Oh... they had another op-ed supporting Critical Race education. "Balance"...I guess.

My crisis comes in supporting a media outlet that even allows that kind of shit to be published. Since there is nothing comparable to that kind of fringe stuff in mainstream left media, and nobody compared to the screamers like Reagan, balance is impossible.
I'm thinking of cancelling my subscription. That, of course, is just another nail in the coffin of the local press. But is this local press worth saving?
Any ideas?

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albacore Jun 2021 OP
Still Sensible Jun 2021 #1
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Response to albacore (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 10:34 PM

1. The problem is that the idea that everyone is entitled to their opinion

has, over time, become a whole different thing. The Wuhan Lab opinion you noted is a great example. It's basically now "My opinion is this fact. Under the cover of an opinion, one can now choose their own alternate facts! That's not opinion, that's bullshit.

And this evolution that has been allowed, even encouraged by ratings-chasing media, has been taken advantage of by tRump and his minions for the last six years.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 10:54 PM

2. Before you cancel...

...write a Letter To the Editor with your complaints above.

We need your voice to be heard, and local news needs your support so folks like us can be heard when we read your letter!

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