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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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