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:
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Promotion of Obamacare was product of deception
Editor, The News: Let us not totally focus on the over $634 million Obamacare website, which was created by a Canadian company (CGI).
Postage stamp promotes holiday for Muslims
Editor, The News: You’re kidding. President Obama has given his permission to the United States of America’s postal system to print a new stamp.
Bear memorial stolen from daughter’s grave
Editor, The News: Someone put a beautiful wooden bear on my daughter’s grave at Oak Park Cemetery.
Medical marijuana has long record of safety
Editor, The News: Re: Local family moving for marijuana treatment, Nov. 20.
Media fail to address black community woes
Editor, The News: Where is the racial leadership with the black community?
County jail operations must stay in public hands
Editor, The News: I have resided in Lawrence County all my life. My mother was employed by the county nursing home.
Community provided support for the troops
Editor, The News: On behalf of the volunteers of Operation Lifeline, we would like to acknowledge the local community for its generosity of time and talent.
Presidential candidates who shouldn’t have run
Editor, The News: If you want to know who should not have run for president, let’s finish the list: Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and assorted other Republicans.
Privatizing county jail puts profit over safety
Editor, The News: I was a former employee at Lawrence County Corrections for 11 years when I married and moved away, therefore resigning.
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