Promoting editorial not fair journalism
I was shocked and appalled to open my Guardian this morning (Jan. 7), to see in very large print on the front page an excerpt from the editorial urging the P.E.I. Government to “do the right thing” by removing “the last barriers to reproductive health services - including abortion - on Prince Edward Island.”
This is not about who’s right or wrong, this is about using your paper to espouse in a very commanding way the view of the editorial staff on what is a very controversial topic. I must thank you for including the letter by Kevin Arsenault in your letters to the editor section as well as excerpts from the interview with the Right to Life Association and Campaign Life Coalition.
You also have the right to print your views on the editorial page. That is what that section is meant for. However, to blatantly take one side of this issue and promote the editorial view at the top of the front page is not fair journalism in my view. Barb MacFarlane, Johnston’s River