Feb 9, 2017
In The Lehigh Valley Of Sacred Cows
If anyone is wondering what the issue was with my letter to the Morning Call about Wehr's Dam, the issue was me. One of the consequences of having criticized the paper and various sacred cows over the last decade, is that my letters are submitted to a much higher level of scrutiny. Almost all the letters that they print have assumptions and opinions. It is, after all, the Opinions Page. My previous letter on Wehr's Dam, before the referendum, took over a month of negotiations to have printed. In the end, it was only printed because Bill White declined to make corrections to his piece on Wehr's Dam, and suggested instead that I write an editorial.
One must understand that we live in the valley of sacred cows and denial. Only here can the township manager of South Whitehall go to work for the townships largest property owner and developer, and not raise eyebrows. Only here can Allentown's biggest developer actually now own the newspaper building.
For the sake of journalism and access to news, the Morning Call should be printing this blog as a daily column, instead of repressing my occasional letters.