LETTER: Column devoid of original thought

Partisan leftist U.S. propaganda has no place in local newspaper

Re: Trump’s train wreck express (Rickter Scale, May 17)

I have been an enthusiastic reader of your paper since 1978 and frankly find it hard to grasp why you would print the partisan leftist U.S. propaganda as espoused in Rick Steibels’ article.

That missive was devoid of original thought.

I spend much time in the U.S. and have the opportunity while there to hear the opinions expressed by the people affected by this directly.

The media, most especially the media we up here have access to, are absolutely not reflecting the views of the “man on the street.”

Most of the so-called news outlets are vehicles of the previously entrenched Democratic party, virtually their propaganda arm, and are therefore the baleful crying out of a diminished party steadily losing power.

I do not write this to disseminate personal political views, but instead to ask you to please exercise restraint when lining up on one side or another with the political bias of another country, that being both ineffectual and redundant.

To disrespect any elected official is to disrespect those who voted for him or her in any case.

I hope you will return to more of the local, friendly, and homey format that I look forward to every week.

John Pimm

Sooke

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

HMCS Victoria popping up as training sessions underway

MARPAC says plume of smoke normal for recharging submarine

Sidney part of a region that suffers ‘chronic shortage’ of daycare spaces

Consultants find that Sidney needs 233 new spaces to meet the current demand for daycare

Thieves harvest from 11 unlocked cars in Oak bay

Looting unlocked cars called ‘farming,’ says deputy chief

Friday night tickets affect Saturday behaviour at the University of Victoria

Saanich police see direct response after issuing several $230 fines

COVID-19: 4 more deaths, 366 new cases in B.C. since Friday

A total of 8,208 people in B.C. have tested positive for COVID-19 since January

Group wants Parliament, courts to hold social media to same standard as publishers

Daniel Bernhard made the comments shortly after Friends of Canadian Broadcasting released a research paper

COVID-19 liquor, music rules extended with fines

‘Nightclubs must cease operating as nightclubs’

Carole James heads ‘caretaker’ B.C. government

James is among 15 MLAs retiring at the end of their current term

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Reader’s Lens

Readers share their photos

B.C.’s Chase Claypool catches first NFL touchdown pass

Abbotsford grad establishes new record for longest scrimmage TD by a Canadian

B.C. has highest number of active COVID-19 cases per capita, federal data shows

B.C. currently has 1,803 active cases after weeks of COVID-19 spikes in the province

Most Read