Where is the right wing?

I never write letters to the editor, but I was compelled to write this one because I believe the Whitehorse Star has gone left wing.

I never write letters to the editor, but I was compelled to write this one because I believe the Whitehorse Star has gone left wing.

I am a firm believer in printed political opinions from both sides, but that does not seem to be happening in our town any more.

The Yukon News has been the backbone of left-wing media support for decades in the Yukon. That’s great. It was nice to see anti-development opinions in one paper and pro-development counters in the other.

That’s not happening any longer, by the looks of it. What’s the reason? I can’t tell you for sure. One answer could be a lack of opinions submitted from the right side. Hmmm, I do remember reading some rather left-wing editorials as of late from the Star. It could be that as well.

Either way I am convinced that the Whitehorse Star has gone left wing. As a result, I am personally boycotting the Whitehorse Star.

I’ll keep buying and reading the Yukon News because I need my regular feed of left-wing mumbo-jumbo – those opinions create somewhat of a balancing act for me.

I am really fed up with opening the Whitehorse Star and reading the same bunkum. After all, we should have one news source that reports on the positive effects of widespread job creation (i.e. – mining industry and spinoffs) and other significant economic generators that so often seem to come from right-wing action.

As a former reader of the two papers, I need to glance at a headline that gives me some hope, not just doom and gloom about what might be from something that may never happen.

It seems as if we only have one paper in this town so I am saving myself a buck. I am sure there are others in Whitehorse who are just as concerned as me.

Mark Lindsay


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