The Star is politically out of touch
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Nov 29, 2012 | 1501 views |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Apparently, the publisher of The Anniston Star and its editorial staff are the only ones who don’t realize they are completely out of touch politically with the vast majority of their subscribers.

The Nov. 11 edition showed a map of Alabama indicating which counties voted for President Obama and which voted for Mitt Romney. The vast majority of counties voted for Romney; the only county in the northern half of Alabama that voted for Obama was Jefferson County, and everyone knows what an economic mess that county has been in for quite some time.

Then in the Nov. 18 edition, the publisher wrote: “My hometown, my state and my region, with the exception of Virginia and Florida, elected Mitt Romney president of the United States.” The publisher even implied that he is ashamed of his state.

There is a reason for Alabama voting for Romney. Contrary to attempts by The Anniston Star to make these results a racial issue, Obama was rejected by the vast majority of Alabama voters, not because he was a black president, but because of Obamacare and the pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, economic and immigration policies of his party’s platform. California, New York and other states may embrace such a political platform, but not the vast majority of people in Alabama. We aren’t inclined to mimic states whose citizens have values with which we don’t agree.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but when we are constantly bombarded with biased political rhetoric, it rubs us the wrong way. Instead, give your subscribers factual news rather than your opinions.

John Ratliff
Jacksonville
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