Sep 11, 2017
A Morning Call Editorial
As a local pundit and former under-reported candidate myself, I found Robert York's editorial on the upcoming mayoral election promising. It's York's first editorial, and the first one the paper has printed in many years. I personally hope that he decides to make it a habit.
My first encounter with Mr. York occurred shortly after he assumed his new position at the Call. I appealed to him directly, after receiving resistance for my op-ed piece prior to the Wehr's Dam referendum. Although, he initially welcomed our dialogue, that hospitality ended abruptly, when he decided that some of my statements were disparaging towards his staff. From my side of the conversations, I never purported to be a diplomat, and consider my candor unique, even here in the blogosphere.
York's editorial stakes out what factors will be used by the paper in reporting the upcoming election. As the song says, I'm so vain, I like to think that my complaints about the 2005 coverage factored in his decision to go public.
My relationship with York and/or The Morning Call hasn't improved. He states in his piece that through print and digital that they reach more people than ever; I don't know about that, but I do know that this blog is on the Call's reading list.