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Says the Bulletin opinion page lacks diversity among syndicated columnists
letter to editor

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

The article in Wednesday’s Bulletin ‘Around Town’ column, ‘Manteca Seats it’s Most Diverse City Council’, is encouraging. Diversity is a good thing, as I’m sure most rational persons would agree. The population of the city and county is becoming more diverse and less conservative, probably due to the influx of folks from the Bay Area, and that isn’t about to change. If you turn on your car radio, you’ll hear many ads luring home buyers to check out River Islands in Lathrop. 

Attitudes seem to be changing. San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties voted for Democrats in the past two elections. With that in mind, I believe that it is high time that the Bulletin offer a more diverse selection of opinions on the editorial pages. Brent Bozell, Larry Elder, and Pat Buchanan are probably dictating their columns from their beds in the old folks home these days. Their worn out old tirades have been taking up valuable space on the opinion page of the Bulletin for long enough.

I don’t expect the Manteca Bulletin to start looking like The Daily Worker, but a little change would be well welcomed. It’s either that or shrivel up and die.

Stephen Breacain