Effective immediately and until further notice, no links to the pages of the News and Observer will be allowed at BlueNC. If you feel compelled to comment on N&O stories or editorial coverage, find a way to do it without links. Or even better, direct BlueNC readers to other news outlets instead.
The N&O is a decent source of information much of the time. But far too often, the newspaper also serves as a soapbox for Art Pope's minions, as it did today with a guest column by Pope's bully-in-chief, Dallas Woodhouse. And that, dear readers, is something I cannot stomach. I will not allow BlueNC to be complicit in feeding the coffers of an organization that enables such unfettered access to free-market apologists.