Saturday, April 16, 2005

Steve Ford's Folly

To restate, I have no problem with the liberal bias of the N&O editorial page. The editor of the page, Steve Ford, has admitted to the bias, and I don't think many readers are unaware of the leftish leanings of Ford. Still, good opinion writers who go beyond the level of political hackdom have some obligation to convey some facts and some truth mixed in with their opinions.

Ford's essay today decries the proposed cuts in education funding made by the NC state Senate and the governor's office. If the Republicans were in power here, I assure you Ford's headline would have read something like, "Republicans Push Education Cuts." But in the whole editorial Ford does not have the honesty to mention once that these cuts are being proposed by a state Senate controlled by Democrats and a Democratic governor.