The Union is promoting more “beyond the county” news. But it needs much more careful editing and expertise to handle the task. As a reader here noted: “They cut and pasted an AP story and didn’t get it all. It cuts off at “’In July.'” Here’s what the editing left out: “In July, Francis issued a broad apology for the church’s sins against indigenous peoples.” (see screen grab below).
The more in-depth, staff-written account in the Bee is here.
Meanwhile, the silliness on The Union’s Op-Ed page continues with “those who reject mainstream climate science” (new AP style) filling up the “letters to the editor” page. This time it’s Bob Hren, who just had a letter published on the topic on Sept. 4 (less than three weeks ago).
This is so ridiculous: with 60K people in our western county, you know people have more on their mind. The Op-Ed page increasingly shows the divergence between The Union’s readership and the community as a whole.