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By JGillman, Section News
As one of those who think that traditional newspapers still have a place in small towns, from a forum and accountability perspective I have made the offer to salvage one particular fish wrapping.
The Traverse City Record Eagle is one of those papers that persist in perpetuating the belief that the news is slanted, and editorial bias is more important than actual news. The editorial page is even worse with frequent attacks and letter limitations that would make the casual observer think this is a leftist community; a non truth if ever there was one.
One of the results seen in a community that is still conservative, and mostly traditional, is that the profitability of such enterprise can be lessened to a degree which puts it continuing viability in peril. The Record Eagle has become a leftist blog, as partisan and unreasonable as any out there. It is poised to attack opinions as soon as they are uttered, as long as those opinions don't jibe with their ideological perspective.
I am, as always concerned about collateral damage to a community that has such firepower, loose, and uncontrollable. Not from a censorship perspective, but one that recognizes the bullying done, and how it will in the end do a disservice to the community, and the owners who expect profitability from their acquisition.
On January 19th, I offered my services to Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., (CNHI) which owns this paper.
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Kevin did a bang up job on the lead up to the convention. The interviews, reporting, and follow up with the results of the entire affair gave readers of Rightmichigan a great view into the window of the Michigan Republican workings and who will be advancing the cause going forward. Thanks again KRH!
Analysis by others during this, has also helped to parse through the likely direction we will be headed going into the 2012 cycle. The comments we see here are an invaluable tool for getting to the truth of any situation. The more input, the more likely we find that truth. Commentary, as I have said before, is often more entertaining and informative than the article which spawns it.
Frankly its amazing how often some folks will post wonderfully enlightening commentary, yet have no desire to create a blog posting of their own. RightMichigan commentary often demonstrates this. No where else is the Michigan right thinking, conservative, truth seeking more active.
I want to keep it (the truth seeking part) that way.. So.. we go below the line
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Have you ever looked at your city's budget? How about the county? Or the state? If you haven't, I encourage you to go online and check them out. One word seems to echo in comments and debates about the recent WISD Millage Proposal...TRANSPARENCY. But it's not just about the schools; we need to demand transparency regarding the use of all public funds.
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