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Is Bulletin leaning to the right?
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Is it just me or has anybody else detected a disturbing trend the Bulletin seems to have taken since the demise of the Sun Post? That is, a definite lean to the right in the opinion pages. Maybe the Sun Post thing has nothing to do with it, but it does seem so since I hadn’t noticed such a trend before. Well, maybe slightly so but after all, the Bulletin is a Republican-leaning paper so we should expect some lean to the right but not to such a degree as I have noticed lately.

Since last Sunday, Oct 11. (I missed Tuesday) but on every day since, every piece with the exception of one or two, has had a definite lean to the right. By my count, there has been at least nine anti-Obama columns from columnists such as Brent Bozell, Phyllis Schafly, Pat Buchanan and Debra Saunders while only one pro-Obama piece by Susan Estrich coupled with at least five or six local letters to the editor with anti-Obama subject matter and one pro-Obama letter. Two of the local anti-Obama letters were from the Right Wing stalwart, Frank Aquila, which I have to believe the Bulletin prints purely for the humor value. It certainly isn’t for its enlightenment value.

Maybe I am alone here but it just seems to me, being the only newspaper in town, the Bulletin has a duty to be a little more neutral than it has been lately. I don’t know, maybe it’s just that medical marijuana kicking in.
Larry Baca
Oct. 13, 2009