NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
Supporting local business, the community and The News with all its local advertising is good for our economy.
The News has many good journalists and many stories of interest. I can recall writings of Mitchel Olszak, editorial page editor, that have left a lasting impression on me, such as his Oct. 23, 2012, column: “I often tell people that the only thing newspapers really do is print words. It is up to others to read those words and respond.”
I am responding to his suggestion.
First, in the midst of the recent presidential election, The News quoted Sen. Pat Toomey’s press release on taxation as a front-page headline and suggested that President Obama would raise taxes.
That was the day I canceled my subscription. The article was uncritical, left a lot of questions and made no mention that it is Congress that votes on what to pass.
Then there is the paper’s policy of publishing all letters to the editor, regardless of inaccuracies, plagiarism and even vileness undermining the paper’s credibility. The tone of some letters is absolutely chilling.
The ObamaTaxCare one-sentence letter of Jan. 3 seemed to be filled with cut-and-paste plagiarism without proper acknowledgment of its real source. The actual author can be seen in a YouTube video.
There’s nothing like having a good cup of coffee while reading the newspaper. So when that nice gentleman from Nevada called me the other day about renewing The News subscription, I couldn’t say no. Call me either an eternal optimist or glutton for punishment, but here I go again — a New Castle News reader hopelessly hooked.
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
- Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor E-form
Send Letter to the Editor E-form
Wage rates depend on quality of work
Editor, The News: I think everyone should start working for $50 per hour.
Season ticket holders lose championship seats
Editor, The News: The New Castle Area School District has done it again.
Letter writers ignore key details on issues
Editor, The News: In his claim that Hollywood is redefining marriage, Tim Erson writes as a follower of some visionary instead of a follower of God and His love for all His children (letter, Feb. 13).
Strangers provide aid in dangerous situation
Editor, The News: Recently, I was traveling on Valley Road in Neshannock Township. As I approached a sharp bend, I noticed an orange cone on the shoulder, which I figured was there because of a pothole.
Marriage is a function of state, not religion
Editor, The News: Marriage is a state institution with a non-integral religious component. The lines between these have become blurred.
Tax reform proposal would benefit budget
Editor, The News: Most valuable budget plan: Bernie Sanders’ progressive budget blueprint.
Trapping, neutering cats is way to cut population
Editor, The News: The feral/homeless cat population is now over 30 million. No, they don’t all live in Lawrence County, they are “just” in the United States and they are not at fault.
Changes in society are hard to fathom
Editor, The News: I’m 89 years of age and I am wondering what has happened to the society that was fairly constant during the early years of my life. You ask what’s bothering me?
Church soup team hopes it can return
Editor, The News: Due to some circumstances going on now at Shenango Presbyterian Church, the soup team has decided to put the soup making and selling on hold for right now.
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Letter to the Editor E-form