by Sam Hieb
Mailed off the check renewing my N&R subscription, though–once again–I have no idea why, considering I pretty much agree with nothing the paper publishes.
Pleasant Garden resident Carla Strickland takes a stronger stand in this morning’s letter to the editor:
Congratulations, News & Record! You have finally won. We will no longer be subscribing to your newspaper because of the mishandling and left-slant view on everything in your paper.
Yes, Democrats, Trump is our new president. Get over it and stop whining.
The N&R does nothing but print discriminatory remarks about our incoming president at all costs. The latest was printing (on the front page), “Report: Russian intel has goods on Trump.” You printed unsubstantiated and false information about our incoming president. This is nothing more than bad journalism.
Today’s headline read, “Trump battles press.” Why would he give a left-slanted newspaper, like yours, the time of day? I read the paper to get all the facts, but I cannot count on your paper to report the facts — only leftist views. It’s too bad because my husband’s grandmother would never have missed reading your paper, and my husband felt the same way for a very long time. But, he said “no more.”
Another reader has an issue with a headline regarding the proposed repeal of Obamacare.
I have a couple of issues of my own. First up we have Saturday’s big front-pager on a Pew Research Center survey on police-community relations. The banner headline read:
Greensboro chief: Police violence taints the entire profession
The headline would lead the reader to believe that Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott is admitting that police violence is systemic. But here’s what Scott really said:
Police believe violence against people in communities by officers across the country has made policing harder, according to the report.
Most officers would agree with that, Scott said.
“The actions of one individual seem to taint the entire profession,” he said. “We’re not alone.”
He said other professions, such as education or journalism, see the same broad-brush responses to individuals’ actions.
“We’ve had officers throughout the country that have participated in misconduct,” Scott said. “We’ve had officers in Greensboro that have participated in misconduct. But, we have held them accountable.
“We can’t judge every officer’s actions off the actions of one.”
Basically Scott is saying the opposite—that instances of police violence are on the individual officer(s)—a point of view in which I happen to believe.
I’ve noted the N&R’s liberal bias for some time now—and treating its readers to the likes of Susan Ladd is the biggest in your face yet. Still I keep mailing the check. Why? I don’t know–and I guess that’s on me.