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May. 17, 2021 | Monday
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Letter: Keep us questioning our opinions
Letter to the editor

Dear editor:

A letter writer wrote to express his frustration that your paper seemed to criticize our prime minister, ("Keep opinions in the opinion section," April 15). Apparently he felt that gave concern you were becoming a political hack.

I wanted to ensure you knew that his opinion was that of one person's extreme view.

I read your paper because I disagree with you half the time and agree the other half. If you only write based on appeasing one political viewpoint, then you become what the letter professes to be opposed to.

I now have to read you weekly to see if you are totally wrong or a genius, i.e. obviously a genius when we agree!

I suggest the letter writer is accustomed to the CBC/Toronto Star approach to journalism: full coverage of one side of every issue.

Please keep me questioning my viewpoint. It makes for a much better paper and makes me question my position on issues.

Forcing readers to think is worth the odd critic. Hell, it might be me complaining next time. That won’t mean I am right, but it will mean you made me think.

Mike Macdonald