Monday, January 21, 2008

Well, Since the Bee Ain't Printing It......

Here is my letter to the editor, submitted last week, that the Bee now appears unlikely to publish. (Thank goodness for my blog!!)

Dear Editor:
I scanned your full page article on where the Democratic and Republican candidates stand on the issues. What I found troublesome was that your list of candidates was incomplete. I did not see anywhere the positions of Dennis Kucinich or Ron Paul. True, these candidates have not yet won a primary, but neither have John Edwards, Fred Thompson or Rudy Giuliani, and yet you had plenty of space for them. It is true that Kucinich and Paul have not polled very well. But again, neither have Thompson or Giuliani in large parts of the country.
Your page appears to be another unfortunate example of the media informing the public as to which candidates are acceptable, and conversely, which are not. If your intention was to list "The Top Eight Candidates According to X" with "X" being campaign contributions, age, weight, or whatever", then you should have labeled your article as such. To do otherwise was a disservice to your readers.

Jeffrey W. Eisinger


At 6:04 PM, Anonymous Alonzo said...

Hell yeah!

At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Alan Cheah said...

Right on the mark. keep them letters comin'


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