I was alerted that another hit piece by Jeff Pelline (I'll call him Mr. Purple) was posted today. So, I traveled to the darkside to read the screed and it truly was a pile of doo. The reason the man is so nasty to Mr. Ackerman is unknown to me but the Mr. Purple is not putting any sweetener out there.
The article was a criticism of Ackerman letting, GASP, a editorial be published in the Union! Pelline then criticizes the article, the author and Ackerman to such an extent I had to turn my eyes away from the heat. Within the criticism from Mr. Purple was some Journalism 101 pointers he recommends to Mr. Ackerman. Notwithstanding Ackerman has been in the business and is much smarter than Mr. Purple. I laughed my ass off!
The article by a Mr. Grenz from Nevada City apparently offended Ms. Senum (who I have never met) so I have no axe to grind here. What cracks me up about Mr. Purple and his five commenters is their anger at free speech. I will bet you a dollar to a doughnut Mr. Purple wrote many scathing editorials when he was employed in the newspaper business. I bet he never pulled any pinches especially when it came to a conservative. Yet here he is trying to give us all a journalism 101 education on etiquette!
Mr. Purple's view that every editorial needs a another one from the other side printed on the same or opposite page at the same time is also a bogus argument. Why is that necessary? Ackerman lets the left post and we see a return argument down the road, sometimes weeks later. So this equal time crap is just a jab at the Union's policies, nothing more. Mr. Purple boots any contra points of view from his blog and he can certainly do that. I just find it terribly humorous that the master of moderation has the gall to criticize a full, free speech editorial in the newspaper. What a crock of purple goo.