TO THE EDITOR
trying to have a letter to the editor published in the Monticello News (signed no less), TWG has
decided to write an open letter to the editor.
Just how desperate is the Monticello News? Is it so desperate that any thing about any body
will be printed for the price of an ad?
Even an ad that talks about someone that is dead?
You are willing to put a long 3 column editorial
with “name withheld by request” about the budget cuts, but didn’t print
anything about the actual cuts which were much different and far less than the
scare tactics you printed. Is this just
another example of your “unbiased” reporting?
Several people have tried to put letters in the
paper in the past and have been turned down either because they were “too political”
(your words) or they weren’t signed or most likely because they didn’t fit into
your view of how things should be. Only
a few chosen people seem to have the right to use “name withheld by
request.” That seems to be reserved for
your friends or those that want to slam people or groups you don’t like such as
the School Board, School superintendent, BOC, etc.
TWG started several years ago. The reason was
because the Monticello News either didn’t or wouldn’t report the news and what
was going on in the county. We never
remember seeing anything in your paper about the grant money going to the
former city manager’s rental houses, or anything about the issues with Bear
Creek Reservoir, or the Magistrate never being in the office so now we have to
have 2 others to help him out, or the JCWSA about to run out of money and
default, or anything else that might be of real importance. Instead we can all see if there was wreck
this week or not by looking at the front page.
citizens of Jasper Co. want to read about what happens at meetings, what is
going to affect the people of this county, and not the editor’s opinion
presented as “fact.” We’d like to read
real editorials about problems and not why your friends in positions should
never be questioned. Mostly we’d like to
read everyone’s letters to the editors if you agree with them or not and if
they aren’t signed we can just assume it is really you writing them.
** To keep the taxpayers of Jasper County, Georgia
informed as to where and how their tax dollars are
** To keep the taxpayers abreast of local policies
and laws being discussed and enacted.
** We advocate more open government, less government
spending, and lower property taxes.