It is your right to use your paper to support your positions and beliefs, political or otherwise. I do not believe, however, that it is your right to misrepresent the views of others, especially when you do so in such a way as to create the impression that those views are in accord with your own.
Nevertheless that is what you did with respect to the letter of Kevin Brewer, which you printed in last Wednesday’s edition of the News.
Your headline which preceded his letter read, “One man, one party, one rule,” which would give any reader glancing at the headlines the impression that Brewer was writing to rail against Premier Dennis Fentie.
However, upon reading his letter I saw that was not the case at all.
The interesting thing is that the Whitehorse Star printed the same letter from Brewer, but gave it the headline, “Premier doing his job very well.”
The Star’s headline properly introduced would-be readers to the nature of Brewer’s letter.
Yours did not.
I understand that you do not share Brewer’s good opinion of Fentie, and you may have merely intended your headline to counter, or nullify, Brewer’s views rather than misrepresent the content of his letter.
Nevertheless, you did misrepresent Brewer’s letter with your headline and you misled your readers.
If this was not your intent, own up to your error in judgement and apologize to Brewer and your readers alike.