When I took a journalism class in high school our teacher encouraged us to see stories from both sides. While you may present an opinion, try to consider the other side of the coin. It is obvious to me that the Idaho Statesman has given up on this basic aspect of quality journalism. When I read your paper each day, and the incessant liberal diatribes, my only conclusion can be that they have stopped teaching objectivity in journalism courses in colleges today. Based on what I see going on in our public universities, I guess that makes sense. When conservative speakers are banned from giving commencement addresses, when conservative professors are harassed, bullied and fired, it is clear that the left’s agenda is to squash opposing viewpoints and, in kind, destroy our constitutional guarantee of free speech. What a shame that you, the Statesman, have become part of this movement. I can barely read your paper anymore and will soon cancel my subscription if things don’t change. (Sad to say, I’m sure they won’t.) Maybe you might consider employing some local writers, instead of copying and pasting stories from the New York Times and Washington Post.
Jason Cooke, Boise