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A better newspaper

Posted: December 2, 2012 - 10:22pm

Lately, I have been noticing that I find reading the Dispatch a bit more enjoyable, more interesting, and thought-provoking. It took me a few days to figure out why. It’s the editorial section.

Having spent over 20 years in the newspaper industry, I was always quick to defend the First Amendment. While everyone has a protected right to their own opinion, newspapers have a responsibility to the public to present the facts and encourage discussions in public issues through both their reporting and editorials. It is encouraging to see those types of positions taken by your recent editorials.

I support continued editorial opinion from Tim Bogenschutz, Mike O’Rourke, and Terry McCollough.

I personally don’t need to see continued ultra-right wing (go ahead, look it up) elitism promoted by the Dispatch. You are better than that. You always have been. Sometimes I get in trouble for being blunt - so here it is. Keep Keith Hansen as the vice president of whatever you want him to preside over. Just keep him off the editorial staff. We deserve better. Kinda miss Roy Miller’s spin...

Ron Houle

Merrifield