The petition

Now and again, the media does its level best to ensure the public continues to believe they are absolutely, positively in the bag for the Left.

Take, for instance, the petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

MustReadAlaska.com obtained the initial signature lists turned in to the Division of Elections by the Recall Dunleavy folks and – surprise! – they contained “several members of the media, including journalists, spouses of journalists, and board members of public broadcasting corporations….”

Everybody is biased in some fashion, but those in the media who are commenting or reporting should think twice about what signing petitions to remove people from office says about their objectivity in weighing stories and commentary about that very subject.

The lists contain the usual suspects, including disgraced former Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, who abandoned former Gov. Bill Walker’s re-election campaign for reasons never fully disclosed because the media, oddly, gave him a pass.

Of course, members of the media have every right to sign petitions, put political signs in their yards and do whatever they feel is necessary to play a role in our democracy. Professionals, on the other hand, do not parade their biases for all to see because it endangers their work.

We have said it before and will say it again: Take anything the media offers with a grain of salt. Even our commentaries. The recall petition lists make that very clear.

2 Responses to The petition

  1. Donald Drumpf November 7, 2019 at 9:59 am

    How is that any different from a conservative writer voting Republican? Which I assume, and would bet, that the majority of writers and readers of this newspaper do. Your ideals follow a party outline, you write with the foundation being those ideals; how is that not parading your bias? I don’t come here thinking this is an objectively unbiased media outlet. The assumption is that it’s absolutely conservative, and that’s what I was looking for. Here to take a peek on the right side of the fence. And for the comedic comments from the Daily Planet’s “Squad”.

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  2. Dave November 8, 2019 at 8:23 am

    The resistance movement i.e. the media should be ashamed of itself for what it has been leading in our state and our country
    They are heavily involved in destroying the foundations of our republic and in my opinion ought to be tried for treason
    I do not say this without much thought
    Irreparable damage has already occurred in our state and county and the dream of going back to civil discourse is over unless an act of God Himself is applied
    With that I say happy thanksgiving if you are still communicating with your extended family

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