Boy, do I miss the old Parkersburg News with its editorials mostly on the conservative side.
You try to be fair, but I'm one of the declining list of addicted to print medium people and read the paper daily.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, editorial page made me sick. The first opinion columist is 84-year-old Jules Witcover who made a huge name for himself in left wing D.C. coverage for many years before he was terminated. His article lifting Barney Frank to American hero status was untrue and ridiculous. I believe the vast majority of the paper's readers, including a large number of Democrats, were dumbfounded by the elevation of Frank from the bitter, ideologue, extreme position, law breaker to the status of a John Kennedy. No mention of his male prostitute set up in his basement that caused dismay in his party's congressional delegation.
Next column by Connie Schultz, the wife of the Democrat Senator from Ohio, and her homeless, rich coaches article promoting class warfare. She challenged paying $4 million to a football coach while 18 million U.S. children live in poverty. The children would appreciate the 22 cents each when the coaches pay was divided.
The third writer Mark Shields was one of my favorites in the old days on PBS before the variety we now can see on TV, online, etc. His assault on Speaker Gingrich was full of half truths and innuendo.
I remember moving here in 1963 and enjoying The Parkersburg News .... oh well.