Herald’s Opinion page has too many liberal columnists

I have been trying to be open minded but I’ve had it. I’m done. Thanks to Dana Milbank, Eugene Robinson and Kathleen Parker, along with Sid Schwab and The Buzz.

I can be pretty flexible, but any reasonable person has to agree that reading the Herald Opinion page, unless you are a progressive liberal, is painful to say the least.

These folks have nothing more to offer other than to use their substantial writing skills to daily bash Republicans and the new president. The token “conservative” voices, Krauthammer and Debra Saunders, while decidedly right of center, were and are at least measured in their critiques of Democrats and Mr. Obama.

The venom that flows from these other writers is just too much.

I can handle readers and their opinions but when the paper gives a huge majority of space to “opinion” that is heavily slanted to the left, it gets real old.

The Herald wonders why readership is down and yet they are tone deaf to what many people want. We don’t mind differing opinion. Just keep it fair and on a level playing field.

I have only a short time left on my subscription. Too short to bother canceling, but I won’t renew.

Recently I signed up for a 10-week subscription to The Seattle Times, hoping for a better, broader perspective. Nope. It’s worse.

I will also not renew that paper’s subscription.

I do feel bad for the employees of the paper that stand to lose their jobs due to the editorial and management staffs not being able to cover the news in a fair and balanced way.

Relying on the Associated Press and the New York Times for most of your copy has not served you well.

Jerry Keating


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