News flash: It’s not all politics |

News flash: It’s not all politics

It was supposed to be a column about an interesting person who was attending a reception in Nevada City. But since the word “liberal” and “editor” appeared in it a couple of times, those who see the world in two dimensions _ right and left _ have seized the moment and began spinning my words in the same way that they accuse the “liberal” media of doing it to the Bush Administration.

First, you have to realize that Ed Asner doesn’t know me. I doubt he reads The Union much, except perhaps for our coveage of the making the movie “The Christmas Card.” So when he was poking my chest and saying “You need to be a more liberal editor” you have to understand it was in the context of a reception or a party. He’s an entertainer, after all, and a darn good one.

The biggest problem I have with the ongoing right vs. left argument is that it is always a dead-end discussion. It’s the primary reason, outside of the corrupting influence of campaign contributions, that nothing gets done at the national political level or in California.

We need to start evaluating the issues through an objective lens, not the one we prefer to view the world through.

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