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Who will newspaper kick around next?
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 17 Nov 2006, p. 8

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Who will newspaper kick around next?

Dear editor, Re: Election post-mortem (Nov. 15 editorial) Here are some thoughts on your coverage of this municipal election: 1. Congratulations on helping to secure David Kentner's victory in Ward 3. This paper's on-going anti-Mike Davis rants no doubt ensured his defeat. 2. It's against the law in Ontario to discriminate against people on the basis of age, but that did not stop your editorial writers from dismissing the `green' Jason Hilts as being too young for a council seat. Is it any wonder that young people are frequently cynical about the democratic process? 3. Rick Bonnette obviously needed no help from this newspaper for re-election, but you decided to give him the extra publicity anyway. There was Mayor Bonnette helping open up a local business, right in the middle of the election campaign. Where was the free positive advertising for "unfocused" Rob Heaton? Three years ago this paper criticized Mike O'Leary for giving himself free publicity by writing a column in a different newspaper while running for council. Surely routine photo-ops of smiling politicians opening new businesses can wait until after election day to be printed. But then again the electorate no doubt "clearly saw through the sham" of this newspaper's partisan election ploy. Now that this newspaper has the council it mostly wants, I wonder who they will have to kick around or solicit an opinion from for an interesting counter-point? I rather think that deadly dull group-think will become the order of the day at this new council. Of course there is always regional council and the "opportunistic" Gary Carr to write about. Ian McKay, Georgetown

McKay, Ian
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Who will newspaper kick around next?