Letters: Claiming editorial bias

Each week Sooke News Mirror readers express themselves on the Letters to the Editor pages

The Oct. 26 edition of The Sooke News Mirror exposed editorial bias against Moonfist, Myke Colbert.

The information that Moonfist graduated post-secondary school with two Certified Network Engineering degrees was omitted.

There was failure to mention Moonfist’s community work.  One of which is his dedication to the safety and beautification of Sooke.  Another is teaching Wing Chun at the Community Hall at no cost to the student.

It was entirely inappropriate to mention Moonfist’s illness and subsequent surgeries. Having done so, people should be aware that Moonfist’s verbal communication was affected by the invasiveness of the surgeries.  The quote “I’m a little different…” made him appear a fool.  No doubt there were other quotes that could have been published.

Moonfist has never felt sorry for himself.  He has faced the extreme challenges presented by the illness and the surgeries with fortitude, perseverance and hope.  Most persons having endured similar surgeries spend their lives watching T.V. and perhaps walking the dog.

M. Jackson-Hughes

Sooke

 

Editor’s note: Moonfist stated he was okay with what was printed.