Columnist offers balance to local newspapers

Columnist Tom Fletcher tells it like it is, reader writes

Why do people of certain ideologies try to exclude others from publication?

That’s what Arthur Entlich attempts with a letter in your Oct. 28 edition bashing Black Press reporter and columnist Tom Fletcher.

Fletcher certainly provides a bit of balance to the one-sided reporting that is still common in Black Press papers, reporting that often falls for the PR from those of an ideology Entlich supports (without asking tough questions of the promoter who issued the press release).

Look at Arnold Lim’s recent opinion piece for a flavour of that. He gratuitously smears Stephen Harper by claiming he had a “polarizing reign,” when that is the nature of hypocrite Elizabeth May and of Tom “Stop Harper” Mulcair.

But Tom regularly illuminates the big picture, providing facts on issues. He often is critical of the present B.C. government, which could be called a mild version of “right wing.” A better term is mild Mercantilism, which like Marxism teaches control of individuals, just for somewhat different reasons but also based on a negative view of humans.

As for the unions that Entlich apparently supports, their game is control, of a protectionist type to the exclusion of others, while pushing a collectivist approach to education that has not stopped bullying in schools.

Does Arthur Entlich fear freedom of speech?

Keith Sketchley

Saanich

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