It continues to amaze me how the Slantin' Misleader can be so hypocritical about letters to the editor. They require every letter writer to sign his/her name, address, and phone number so the paper can verify that the letter is legitimate.
However, they then allow anonymous, often venom-filled commenters to respond in their online version. These faceless, nameless responders -- the same ones over and over in many cases -- are often in attack mode with a personal agenda to push. Typical scenario: conservative writes letter, liberals attack.
What is the purpose? Why does the Misleader allow this to continue? I talked with Dennis Neal, the Opinion Editor, about it and he said they were "reviewing" it. That was months ago and it continues. The result has been a paper that has gone almost completely liberal in the bashing comments.
Sad. Really, really sad for a small-town newspaper in a conservative area. They are destroying themselves.