The Star lacks objectivity
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Re “Conscience of a billionaire” (H. Brandt Ayers column, April 28):

I find it hard to believe you would castigate someone for use of their money or position just because their position differs from yours. Your newspaper cannot in the slightest way define itself as objective. The bias exudes from each page. You are a liberal and proud of it. You make no bones about it; you even wrote a book on the subject.

When I first moved here, I was told that the local paper was an extension of the liberally biased media. As a matter of fact, I was told the locals refer to it as “The Red Star.” After a year of observance, there is no doubt.

The Tea Party and the supermajority inflame your writers, who seek to sway opinion, not just report the news. Your stance is that members of the Tea Party are extremist because they don’t want more government and want to decrease spending. Your slant is seen in the derogative way you continually refer to the conservative “supermajority” as back-door, dark-of-night cheaters, and not so when there is a liberal piece. Not all liberal activities are above board (Obamacare), but you heap great praise on those efforts, not remembering the famous quote by one of your undoubted heroes, Nancy Pelosi, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.”

A newspaper is supposed to be objective. Yours is not. Let he without sin cast the first stone.

B.J. Franklin
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