The editorial section differs from the other sections of the paper and is written to reflect the editorial staff’s interpretation of an issue. To form these opinions, we draw upon research, personal experience and the information contained within our news stories – where reporters do not convey their own feelings and fair representation is given to all sides of an issue. We write this as there seems to be some confusion surrounding what this section is for.
The common theme among those who complain about the words on this page is simple – our opinion conflicts with their own, meaning we are, therefore, a left- or right-leaning publication. The truth of the matter is, questioning a government does not indicate bias, but is the role of journalism in a democracy. It is our job to bring attention to problematic behaviour to keep residents informed.
Additionally, if an individual or organization attempts to undo progress made within the social sphere, we would be remiss if we did not address it and provide a catalyst for thought.
We do not deny the right to differing opinions – it is your prerogative to think what you will, as it is ours. However, when logic and an introspective approach are presented to provoke conversation, we fail to see how that can be construed as political prejudice.
If you disagree with our view and have a thoughtful perspective of your own, please send a Letter to the Editor, but don’t sling names like ‘liberal” or “conservative” media at us – we’ve been called both and it does nothing to bolster your argument.