Can you tell me why the “Opinion” of what I presume is the opinion of the Brainerd Dispatch is no longer signed by the person writing? Call me old school. Growing up it was the understanding that of the owner of every small town newspaper would publish his/her opinion. Everyone knew it; virtually everyone knew the owner/publisher/editor.
The owner was a well-respected person in the community regardless of whether you agreed with his opinion or not. It always made for interesting discussion around the community coffee shops.
I miss not knowing whose opinion I am reading. Actually it makes me a bit scared not knowing who is doing the writing. Has he/she been forced or threatened? Does he/she have a hidden agenda? When meeting this opinion person in person, am I changing my opinion so as not to be confrontational? Sorry, I guess I would not know who this person was or what they believed in.
Oh! I get it. We are not supposed to know. That makes us all politically correct and passive little sheep. Right?
Editor’s note: Mr. LaTour has a good point. However, the owner of the Dispatch, Mr. Billy Morris, directed me to refrain from signing editorials. He signs my check, therefore, editorials will remain unsigned.