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Paper takes low road

Once again The Union newspaper reaches another low during the supervisorial candidate forum Wednesday night at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Editor Richard Somerville asks a question filled with misrepresentation of fact in a blatant attempt to smear candidate Bruce Conklin, accusing him of a conflict of interest.

Fortunately, supervisorial candidate Conklin being intelligent, articulate and knowledgeable was able to respond to the false accusation and, in the course of the evening, prove himself to be the most qualified person for the position of county supervisor in District 3.

My point, however, is to remind those at The Union that the job of journalism is to arrive at as close as possible the verifiable truth so as to inform the public as to what is happening in the world. Reiterating false information, whether it is about non-existent weapons of mass destruction, claims of swift boat veterans, or a crude smear job against a candidate of impeccable integrity, is a disservice to the public and the journalistic profession and reminds me of why I don’t subscribe to The Union.

Bob Mora

Rough and Ready

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