Reaching our own conclusions
December 5, 2019
I appreciate the overall positive writing in your paper and the transparent coverage of local news. I’m writing after reading several of Blackstone’s recent columns and especially his 21 November piece. It’s not that Blackstone is either a Trump supporter or detractor; my concern is with the lack of balance in his argument and with the lack of historical perspective. In these divisive times, my hope is that your paper will insist on arguments that are balanced in their approach and description of the subject regardless of the conclusions the author may reach. It’s critically important to understand an argument in context, for readers to use a non-bias background and then reason through the threads of the argument and reach their own conclusion.
All the best,
Charles W. Bickenheuser, Plains