I read The Seattle Times and I can understand why it leans to the left. Many of its readers are liberal and it makes sense that it appeals to those who are the intended readers.
However, our area is noted for being conservative and just why the Union-Bulletin seems to be printing more liberal columns and cartoons that don’t appeal to many of their readers is perplexing.
Several examples of the Union-Bulletin’s decisions can be found in its interest in displaying David Horsey’s liberal cartoons and his feeble attempt at opinion writing.
More recently we are privileged to read E.J. Dionne’s criticism of former Vice President Cheney’s op-ed piece that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. Maybe the other fool that Cheney forgot to mention in his piece was E.J. Dionne.
Mr. Dionne is critical of Mr. Cheney for supporting the war in Iraq. Just in case Mr. Dionne didn’t spend any time on research, the following individuals also were in favor of taking action against Saddam Hussein: Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Madeleine Albright, William Cohen, Sandy Berger, Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Carl Levin, Tom Dashel, John Edwards, Jay Rockefeller, Robert Byrd, Bob Graham, Nancy Pelosi and scores of others in the House.
Liberal papers like The New York Times and The Washington Post were also supporters.
Unless the Union-Bulletin is attempting to convert all of its readers to liberals, it might be a good idea to sample what the readers want. Otherwise they might not end up with too many readers.