Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

April 28, 2012

‘News’ could use more balance

I have noted a shift to the political left in the choice of writers whose commentaries are published on the Opinion Page by The Goshen News. Whereas Cal Thomas’s commentary formerly appeared, the only conservative commentator currently being used is Jay Ambrose. From March 16 through April 25 (36 editions) these are the columnists used, the number of commentaries (in parenthesis), and my evaluations of the writers.

1) Donna Brazile: (6) pro-abortion, left wing liberal who consistently twists the truth in her writing;

2) Bonnie Erbe: (2) radical liberal feminist, pro-abortion, atheist;

3) Dan Thomason: (7) moderate liberal, pro-abortion, mostly balanced opinions;

4) Cokie & Steven Roberts: (6) moderate liberals, pro-abortion position;

5) Jose de la Isle: (4) moderate view, writes on Hispanic issues;

6) Morton Marcus: (6) balanced Indiana economist who sticks with economic issues;

7) Maureen Hayden: (2 or 3) balanced journalism-reports on Indiana Statehouse;

7) Jay Ambrose: (6) conservative who supports right to life issues;

I recognize that your readers have a wide spectrum of political ideology. I would appreciate it if you would consider adding a respected conservative such as Cal Thomas, George Will, or Charles Krauthammer to give a better balance (Actually Ann Coulter would counterbalance Donna Brazile’s and Bonnie Erbe’s extreme liberal views.).

— Kenneth Petersen

Goshen

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