Breath of fresh air |

Breath of fresh air

Well done, Jeff (publisher). The Union is a breath of fresh air in an industry that more often than not tainted by omissions or bias. Of the 20 or so international local rags I monitor via the Web, I actually read The Union (as opposed to skimming focused articles). Its readability and content is first class.

A publisher who participates is rare, and even more so when he is prepared to allow such forthright debate from those who question him. More often than not, publications tend to only print the loony opposition opinions as a way of devaluing their arguments. To be able to read a publication and to feel confident that what is being expressed is a true snapshot of opinion is refreshing.

The responsibility of the American voters is enormous. In New Zealand, as in many other countries, we rely on good USA politics as much as you do, so we hold our breath and pray that you get it right. But to get it right you need to make informative balanced choices, and without the media supporting this by transparency this becomes difficult. Now we just need the balance of the U.S. media to follow in the footsteps of The Union. (Yes. I really believe this.)

Congratulations once again, Mr Ackerman and staff.

Declaration: I am not related to or in the pay of any party in The Union, but a supporter of Mike Moore.

Tony Lowe

Auckland, New Zealand

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