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Applauding candidates who didn’t participate

Published 11:45am Friday, October 5, 2012

Dear Editor, 

As a citizen of Alex City and reader of this newspaper, I am truly disappointed by your lack of fairness in articles that have been written during this election. We, as voters, have the right to decide who the best candidates are for the future of Alex City.

I applaud each of the candidates that did not participate in the second forum and the video questions.

This is their campaign and their strategy should be controlled by the candidate and not by a biased newspaper.

The Chamber of Commerce and The Outlook are not controlling the future of this city. I personally would like to see the chamber focusing on bringing in new retail industry instead of getting involved with politics.

This paper came out and endorsed their candidates for the municipal election. When this was done, they became a part of the process and that’s when “objectivity” went out the window.

They became involved instead of truly being a fair reporting source. They have a hidden agenda that has now become public. Who are they to tell us whom we need to vote for?

I am impressed with several candidates in this race for their ability to stand up for themselves and not fall prey to media manipulation.

Hopefully, this is a trait they will carry with them into office when elected by our citizens.

It’s obvious that you handpick your “letters to the editor” based on your unfair agenda. Please consider printing mine.

I’ve chosen not to endorse a candidate in my letter but instead endorse “fairness in our local elections.”

Your intentions are very clear and also insult the intelligence of the citizens of Alex City and their ability to choose our leaders.

Mr. Boone, we’ve done just fine without your endorsements in the past, and why you chose this election to endorse any candidate is truly an interesting topic in itself.

Patti Walker