Shot of bias not hard to miss |

Shot of bias not hard to miss

Once again we’ve seen a subtle shot of bias in the news pages of this newspaper. The Sept. 28 issue had an article about anti-Bush books being displayed prominently and exclusively at the North Branch Library. Where was the bias? (It occurred) when the issue of censorship was brought into the article. The couple that complained never brought it up and never asked that the books be removed from the library. My guess is that the librarian became defensive and accused the couple of wanting to censor the books. But, for some reason, the last half of the article became about censorship. Here is the subtlety: You have an article about a couple who complains that a library display is decidedly and inappropriately anti-Bush (with which the county library director agreed) and the last half of the article is about censorship. Rationalize it however you wish, but linking the two issues together sure seems to be an effort to bolster your faulty belief that conservatives want to quash political discussion. On the contrary, we relish the debate and only seek a level playing field.

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