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?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

As long as the locals that read this newspaper - they know that you represent the Republicans and Gordon in his writings the Democrats. It is like a "House Divided"... Our "House" is divided and so what ever is written, we read both sides of an issue. I'm not sure if a "Title" such as Editor or whatever really makes any difference. I do believe the interviews have been fair and this Blog and 2 Cents always catches the eye of the locals.

Anonymous said...

Stan, You of all people know that LOVE and POLITICS do not mix. There are people running for office that are so much in love with themselves they do not care who they hurt on injure. You as a big time editor at a major newspaper are probably handed many many news stories that never see print. Your two cent column is a joke. Every week you have a lady living in a retirement home shooting her mouth off about nothing. I believe you let her sprout because she buys the paper. People tell me they call the two cent line with political answers to you front page aticles and you ignore them. AS editor you have to be the one who says what and when something is published.

Stan said...

Anonymous, July 29, 8:16 pm. I am responsible for the content that goes into the paper, but I can tell you that I don't see everything before it is published. I can also tell you that we try to publish everything. So if you know someone who is trying to comment and not getting in, please have them contact me.

Anonymous said...

So, what is in a title - The Senate Majority Leader said this AM that they are close to an agreement with the House and what the President sees as acceptable. But, guess who in that same Senate says Wait!.. there is much more to discuss, yes, indeed it is the Senator from NY that appears in all Senate Pictures - you know, never miss a photo opp. and that is Senator Shumer. You talk about a title, he would be the first one to sign on as "King". Stan, keep the faith, we like the two party system of the Times Herald.

Anonymous said...

Saw a question in the news about Bachmann and Palin and the attacks on them. Question was if Republican women can be treated fairly. Yes, they can if they are legitimate. Palin is a farce, quitting to get out to get $. Bachmann is a farce, tax person, quoting submission to her spouse b/c of God, yet, reporter threatened for asking her if she was elected (ROFL) president would she still be submission to spouse. She also took Fanny/Freddy $ for her house, yet wants to close "government" interference to others. Both hypocrites. Just think they were elected on their looks. Standards for serving the public are at an all time low.

Anonymous said...

nice to know that crooks in government can collect pensions.
HARRISBURG - Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John M. Perzel has been collecting on his state pension as he awaits trial on public-corruption charges, with records showing that he has cashed out hundreds of thousands of dollars from that account.

According to documents obtained by government activist Eric Epstein under the Right-to-Know Law, Perzel has taken a lump-sum pension payment of nearly $204,000. He also receives a gross monthly payment of $7,138, valuing his pension at $85,653 annually.

A letter from the State Employees' Retirement System states that the lump-sum payment "represents the member's contributions plus 4 percent statutory interest compounded annually."

But Epstein and the letter had no information on how long Perzel, 61, has been receiving those monthly payments.

State pension officials say he will be able to keep the money, regardless of the outcome of his trial, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 6.

The former Northeast Philadelphia lawmaker, along with nine others associated with the House Republican Caucus, is accused of spending $20 million from state coffers on voter-tracking software that was used to help run political campaigns.

Anonymous said...

Your still at it with the Janet formerly from Lower Providence Township Jig. She 's not living in the county, but you coninue to print her views about nothing. give us a break Mr. Stan PLEASE.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Huskey....Sir. Why don't you recycle Janet from Eagleville. She wants to take care of the animals, let it start with her. I still believe she must be your old auntie,or a close relative. She gets more print than the local news.