I submitted the article below to the Kingwood Observer about two weeks ago. There is a new editor so I was concerned that the article would not be printed.Moreover my last few articles received a lot of push back from the readers and I was concerned that said push back would be used to suppress articles that are generally in contrast to the changing majority opinion in this area.
Suffice it to say that when I opened the paper this morning I was shocked to see my article. I strongly believe that newspapers should foment dialogue and promote truth. Newspapers should not be used as propaganda rags by activists or politicians. They should be used to provide verifiable information and opinions derived from said information so that readers have the best information from which to decide on issues that have material impact on them.
I applaud the new editor at the Kingwood Observer, David Taylor for allowing information on all sides to be presented. If all editors of newspapers across the nation resist cooption, I am sure America would be better informed.
Copyright 2012 Egberto Willies