Forum Communications Prints Yet Another Letter From A Liberal Operative Without Transparency
This is becoming a trend.
First it was an SEIU/Change that Works operative who was spamming the state’s editorial pages without being identified as a paid operative. Then it was liberal lobbying interests who were writing letters, again without being identified as an operative.
Is transparency on our editorial pages really too much to ask for? Again, whenever I’ve written a letter to the editor in the state over the last several years I’ve always been identified as a conservative blogger and talk radio host. And that’s as it should be. People who don’t know who I am should get that little window into who I am so that they can weigh what I’m saying against my obvious biases and interests.
The same should be true of all who write letters to the editor.
Far too often, I think, the editorial pages in this state are manipulated (often by those on both sides of the political spectrum) to mislead the public on all manner of issues. And the editors of the state’s newspapers are complicit in the ruse. They know who these people are.
They’re just not transparent about it. Of course, they’re not transparent about their own biases either, so maybe it should be expected. But there’s certainly a double standard at play when people such as myself and Scott Hennen are identified as conservatives while liberal operatives are not.Tags: fargo forum, fargo forum letters, forum communications, media bias, North Dakota News