Last call

Today wrapped up my short stint as a columnist for the Chapel Hill News. I'm not sure if I was let go because of budget reasons, politics, or because people just didn't like what I had to say. The truth is, I have been sharply critical of the company that owns the News (McClatchy), which also happens to own the News and Observer and the Charlotte Observer. Frankly, I would have fired me too. In any case, here's my last hurrah.

Comments

An excellent use of your time!

“Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.” —Aristotle

Thanks for ending with a call for action...

I like the CHN, but your reach through BlueNC is much broader - and your writing will become part of the "long tail" of activist research.

With the 'net, the activist bar to entry lowers every day - your call to action is not only timely but the means for acting on that call are becoming more and more readily available.

Hopefully, locally, "the People" will soon own their means of communication and this venue will remain the most independent of means to get the word out. And, with folks like yourself Anglico, evolve to be the best possible way to initiate citizen involvement.

Thanks, Will.

One of the challenges with the local paper is the requirement that the opinion pieces be local as well. I think that front is more than well covered enough . . . but that statewide issues continue to suffer from a void in both commentary and coverage.

I really appreciate your words of encouragement.

that was beautiful

 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the Drama.

Hurrah for you!

Nothing like having a chance to influence the debate, sway some of NC's Reagan Democrats, and respond to hate mail (kudos too). I had a regular column with the Asheville paper last year. Still miss it.

More time now to got after Pope, eh?

Thanks UCB.

I bet I'll miss it too. It's always interesting to get hate mail (I don't consider my job well done unless at least one wacko goes ballistic) but the positive feedback is really rewarding.

Ah well. Next chapter.