A couple weeks ago, I wrote the editor of the Herald-Press asking for equal time to the Mayor's weekly article. Considering this town's conservative roots, I was expecting to be turned down and sure enough, the Herald Press didn't disappoint. Prior to my request being brushed aside, the paper's editor wrote a very pointed editorial about a fair and equal press. She went out of her way to describe how newspapers shouldn't choose sides between political parties, unfortunately, actions speak louder than words.
In her explanation to me, she emphasized this was not a political article, it was "the Mayor's article." Now I don't believe a seasoned editor would be naive enough or consider me naive enough to believe Mayor Steve is a non-political figure holding a non-political office. To the contrary, Mayor Steve has politicized the office to a degree in which most political machines would be envious of. Maybe she hasn't been in town long enough to realize the extent in which Mayor Steve runs his political office? Do any of these non-political rants by Mayor Steve ring familiar: Little Taliban, terrorists, "get out of town" and "if you don't like it, move!"
The Herald Press is a private organization and can run their business the way they see fit and print what they want. And since actions speak louder than words, I can assume the Herald Press wants only Republican readers, Republican advertisers and those advertisers want only Republican customers. I never anticipated the response I've had to my website but my guess is, I should be thanking the Herald Press.