Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Is all fair in love and politics?

I don't know about you, but I try to be fair in pretty much everything I do. Especially in my personal relationships, but also in my professional relationships. I'm in a unique position as editor of the local paper in that I have a platform for expressing my views. I've made no secret of my political leanings, but I'd like to think I leave my bias at the door when it comes to coverage, and indeed, when it comes to the interviews I do with candidates for office. But that's just my opinion. What do you think? Can a journalist be apolitical? Can the editor of a multimedia company have his own views and still maintain fairness of coverage?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Liquor for sale, get you liquor

So the state is once again talking about selling its liquor stores. Personally, I don't think any government should be in private business. They just have too many avenues to make sure they're the only game in town, which in this case, they are. Do you think the state should get out of the liquor business? Why? Why not?