Today, I — very reluctantly –Â cancelled my subscription to the OC Register.Â
I love newspapers.Â I truly do.Â
But there’s a mindset on Grand Avenue that refuses to acknowledge the 500,000 registered Democrats in this county, manyÂ of them proud liberals, by continuing to use nothing but conservative and liberatian columnists in the editorial/opinion pages.Â And despite the space limitations one writer mentioned to me at the FreedomPolitics blog launch, well, we Liberals get no love online either.Â
It’s high time the Register considers the half-million of us in this county instead of the 80,000 registered Libertarians in the state.
A newspaper needs to reflect the values of the community it serves.Â The New York Times has conservative columnists.Â Newsweek has conservative columnists.Â The LA Times has conservative columnists.Â The Wall Street Journal runs liberal columns regularly.Â I understand the Register has a right-center voice, but when the only bone thrown to those with a center-left view is a “Reader Rebuttal,” its time to move on.Â
Freedom isn’t just defined by how little taxes you pay or how involved government isÂ in our daily lives.Â I can define what freedom is to me without the Register’s help.