|Richard Nixon, James Copley|
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
MEDIA TUESDAY / HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL FOR FAIR AND BALANCED PRINT COVERAGE IN SAN DIEGO
Click here for an article on the new owner of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
In the meantime, here is what PillartoPost.org believes:
While the Los Angeles Times has had many problems, the integrity of the newsroom was not one of its biggest.
In San Diego, while the worker bees on the editorial side claim they were just doing their job—and journalism jobs are hard to find in the nation’s most southwestern metropolis--the editorial product (mainly under the Copley and Manchester ownerships) reeked of biased right wing propaganda, especially during election cycles.
In its heyday, the Copley owned machine backed Republican candidates for decades. It was only until the 2016 Presidential election cycle did we read the Union-Tribune’s endorsement of non-Republican candidate. But that was after Copley and Manchester were gone.
In the spirit of healing and creating a political balance on its pages, so many of us who opposed the monopoly of political expression in San Diego, are demanding fair and balanced reporting on political issues before embracing the new owner as a savior of responsible journalism in our region.
Is providing balanced coverage so much to ask?
Hope springs eternal.