I sent the following email to the Blade Editorial Staff today. I could have posted this under another thread, but I believe it is important for all to see.
The press plays a valuable role in reporting and helping to shape the opinions of individuals in our community and country. It is important that citizens openly question the press when they get it wrong. Certainly an editorial is just an opinion, but unlike the rest of us their opinions get printed and read by thousands with very little opportunity in most cases for the rest of us to correct the inaccuracies and bias found is such editorials. Fortunately, the internet has made it such that a larger audience can be reached and given another side of the equation.
I'm not likely to be considered kindly over at the Blade - not that I have been for some time now. Nonetheless, a citizen should not have to worry about retribution for exercising their constitutional rights...but then again.
Blade Editorial Staff:
Your editorial, Clean house at TPS forgets a lot of history and begs the question: Do you know Jack!
The editorial in question was viewed by many in this community as a blatant endorsement of former Mayor Jack Ford. And this "endorsement" was done without thorough vetting of his ideas and just as important those of the other candidates. In last week