See comments below

Joe Fellegy responded to my paranoid ramblings (see “Another one” below) about Vince Hill’s Ojibwe News article. Joe’s right that it was not a well reasoned post, but I don’t delete stuff once I put it up, however lame it may be.

I take issue with much of what Joe says in his comment, though. You can read about it in my comment after his comment.

It’s a good thing Joe didn’t come fishing with Rob and me at 5:30 today. We couldn’t get the boat started. On the other hand, maybe Joe would’ve been able to salvage our morning.

Consolation prize: Country Corner in Isle has the best All-American breakfast in the world. Perfect eggs, hashbrowns, bacon.

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4 thoughts on “See comments below

  1. I have no problems with your comments or with your left-leaning position–it’s consistent with the Messenger’s stance through the years, including Anderson, Norlander and of course the great Linda South. I appreciate the diversity and variety of opinions, and I firmly believe that our right to express ourselves makes this country the greatest in the world. I am, however, disturbed when you and others of the liberal slant try to mask or somehow veil your liberal position and then call it journalism. Just call it what it is–editorial content. Be careful not to blur the lines between editorializing and reporting. Your opinion is valuable and worthy of print; it should not, however, interfere with your reporting of the facts. Want to really gain the respect of all folks, both right and left? Report the facts from a neutral postion when acting as a journalist, and then feel free to spew anything your heart desires when writing an editorial.

  2. I have no problems with your comments or with your left-leaning position–it’s consistent with the Messenger’s stance through the years, including Anderson, Norlander and of course the great Linda South. I appreciate the diversity and variety of opinions, and I firmly believe that our right to express ourselves makes this country the greatest in the world. I am, however, disturbed when you and others of the liberal slant try to mask or somehow veil your liberal position and then call it journalism. Just call it what it is–editorial content. Be careful not to blur the lines between editorializing and reporting. Your opinion is valuable and worthy of print; it should not, however, interfere with your reporting of the facts. Want to really gain the respect of all folks, both right and left? Report the facts from a neutral postion when acting as a journalist, and then feel free to spew anything your heart desires when writing an editorial.

  3. Thanks for your comment, Anonymous. I agree with you that there’s something valuable and refreshing about reporters opining on the opinion page. I’ve been accused many times of slanted coverage, because everyone knows my political views. You tell me to “Report the facts from a neutral position when acting as a journalist, and then feel free to spew anything your heart desires when writing an editorial,” which is exactly what I try to do. Whenever I ask for specific examples of my unbalanced or biased reporting, nobody comes up with any. I’m all ears.

  4. Thanks for your comment, Anonymous. I agree with you that there’s something valuable and refreshing about reporters opining on the opinion page. I’ve been accused many times of slanted coverage, because everyone knows my political views. You tell me to “Report the facts from a neutral position when acting as a journalist, and then feel free to spew anything your heart desires when writing an editorial,” which is exactly what I try to do. Whenever I ask for specific examples of my unbalanced or biased reporting, nobody comes up with any. I’m all ears.

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