Shirley DicKard: Appalled by front page |

Shirley DicKard: Appalled by front page

I was appalled by The Union’s Jan. 7 front page, emphasis and coverage of the attack on our Capitol — an event that rocked our nation to the core. The day after a national crisis, The Union presented readers with a one-sided visual message (above the fold) that shouted divisiveness: “Stop the Steal.”

The indisputable lead story for all readers was that a mob attacked our Capitol and threatened our elected representatives. Instead, this assault was tucked beneath the fold as the secondary story.

If The Union’s intent was to provide a local slant to this national crisis, the rightful place for this coverage of a Nevada County protest was below the fold, along with a photo and article representing the alternate viewpoint that the election was a legitimate display of democracy at work.

Shirley Dickard


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