Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party

The "Our View" editorial in today's Burnaby Now has laid out in clear view the paper's letters to the editor policy for the duration of the municipal election campaign. To prevent an endless war of words between two small camps of wordsmiths supporting TEAM and BCA, the paper will be keeping letters in check.

During the provincial election, the paper did not publicly state a policy but in the final issue prior to voting day ran an equal number of letters supporting the BC Liberals and the NDP. This policy should constrain some of Burnaby's more frequent column-inch wasters who will at best get published once rather than being published ever week in a war of words with one or two individuals from the other party.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if this will retard the flow of letters from Barry O'Neill
a prolific letter writer

That guy has worn down the letters on his keyboard.

10/19/2005 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Him and his rival G. Bruce Friesen are going to have to slow down the pace, or pull that old trick of writing letters and finding other people to put their names to them.

10/19/2005 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With this filtering going on will there by any letters to the editor?

10/19/2005 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should try to add some balance to their editorials. Most of these guys writing are dyed in the wool NDP'ers.
After all who else will work at these small time community newspapers that are given away. No one would pay for the stuff.

10/19/2005 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan Hilborn apprenticed with the NDP's Democrat newspaper. Also helped out with The Link, the Douglas College rag that was left wing way back wen.

10/20/2005 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... as opposed to the bastion of even handed journalism that the Douglas College rag is now..

10/22/2005 6:12 PM  

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