You are reading an editorial. It’s the opinion of this newspaper, written by the editor. And as it does every week, it runs under the overall heading – in big letters – of “editorial.”
On this page most weeks – that is, whenever we have them – letters to the editor, written by our readers, are printed adjacent to the editorial. If we receive a letter in time for the week’s publication (5 p.m. every Monday, holiday or not), and it meets guidelines about length, identification and libel, it is printed on this page. And if there are enough letters, they continue onto other pages of the newspaper, where they are also run under the heading of “letters” in big print.
We are saying all this because every so often, when something controversial happens or a contested election arrives, we are accused – and that’s the accurate word – of running “only one side” of an issue, while failing to run letters from the opposing side. We’re accused of bias and not doing our job. Continue reading