I decided to write to the editor after reading the column by your Executive Editor in Sunday’s paper. (“Newsrooms feel a tug-of-war for their souls.”) I have been a recipient of The Herald newspaper most of my life. Although I surf the Internet, I always appreciated receiving a newspaper.
Before I retired, I traveled extensively in my employment, going from city to city. Each day I would read the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and the local newspaper. Starting in late ’80s, there was a more pronounced move to the liberal side of reporting and has continued getting worse. Now there is no hiding it. When the opinion page editorials, political cartoons and columnist are 95 percent liberal, and so decides to “piss off” nearly half of their readers, people will search for other avenues to get their information.
We see this with the latest newspaper sale of the Washington Post. Earlier it was The Herald, The Boston Globe and Newsweek, sold for $1. I have read that the New York Times, L.A. Times, Chicago Times and others are in financial distress. All are very liberal newspapers and their columnists are very comfortable in that environment. In my opinion, the print and broadcast media have lost any or all credibility for accurate political reporting. You do fine on fires and muggings. I find myself spending more time reading the comic section than on the whole newspaper, so I feel it is time to stop receiving the newspaper. I like reading views different from my own, but not continuously without any balance. I have my Herald statement on my desk and there it will stay, I will not be renewing my subscription.