Comment 52474

By Cityjoe (anonymous) | Posted December 01, 2010 at 18:41:57

Well if the Editor to whom the letter is written clearly has their biases, & decides to print the letter(s) anyway with all the inaccuracies, then what? This is why many people just don't bother any more writing letters to the Ed., since the bias is already there, & they feel that they won't get printed, or they simply refuse to contribute anything to a paper that simply sux.

As observer pointed out, the Spec as well as the weekly local rags have long pandered to the Religulous, the rich, & the influential. (Ie:Stadium debate) CH also chimed in on the stadium debate with the field handed over to the usual icons. :(

The weeklies came out for Larry D. even Before he had decided to run!

The professionally & politically religious can get letters printed every time they have a brain fart, no matter how inaccurate & hateful the content. It doesn't matter that letters that question the facts & intent of the original letter Do get printed, because the damage is done at that point. (Two fold damage. First to the victims, & second, to the reputation & credibility of the media outlet itself.)

If you can regularly predict on the basis of past performance, & past bias what a media outlet is going to say before they say it, then what is the point of reading, watching, listening, or contributing to that media? (even if you agree with them.)

(This could be the best plan ever for squelching dissent. If people who disagree don't voice opposition, it may appear that there is none. All the bigger media has to do is come up with a united front, present only one side, & only one side of any question is ever presented to the public. They don't even have to refuse to print or report other voices, because the opposition will just abstain from comment without being frogmarched away.)

That's is why many of us are here @ RTH. We want to know what's going on.

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