Novak Retires; Time for the Register to add an Liberal Columnist

Steven Greenhut and I debate the political make up of the Register’s editorial pages all the time.  He rightly points outr progressive positions taken by the paper in the area of opposition to the war in Iraq, the assault on civil liberties by the Bush administration and his paper’s support for Gay Marriage as evidence that paper’s editorial pages are not tools of the right wing.

My argument back is the other Register columnists skew hard to the right and the paper carries columns by Mark Steyn, George Will, John Stoessel, and Robert Novak among others.  But today, Mr. Novak has announced his retirement, amind reports the prognosis for his brain cancer is “dire.”  With the cancellation of Novak’s column, we’d like to call on the Register’s editorial pages to please reflect the current political make up of Orange County and add a liberal columnist.  We have some suggestions, of course.

The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, both considered liberal media by conservatives, carries conservative columnists in their editorial pages.  It’s about time the Register recognized the nearly 500,000 registered Democratics in Orange County with a liberal column.  Just think of the increase in irate letters to the editor they’d get from the hard right wingers here.

  4 comments for “Novak Retires; Time for the Register to add an Liberal Columnist

  1. Travis
    August 4, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    I say just double the Greenhut. That’s some good stuff.

  2. August 4, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I say they mess with the LA Times and pick up Robert Scheer. Many of us liberals cancelled our registration to the Times a couple years ago when they canned this great columnist.

  3. Dan Chmielewski
    August 4, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    That is no reason to cancel Vern

  4. Republican dementia
    August 5, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Ah yes, but they not only fired Robert Scheer, who had been consistently right about everything, and hired the pathetic pantywaist Jonah Goldberg, who is one of the world’s stupidest people.

    When the rest of the world was finally figuring out just how calamitous Bush and the kleptocrats had been, the LATIMES moved to be even more neocon.

    I cancelled, and I’ll never come back until the fire Goldberg. I canceleld the Register too, because their cutbacks have eliminated their ability to cover even local news.

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