Don’t you suppose that it’s the duty of the preeminent English-language newspaper to give voice to their opinion on the recent raises which the El Paso County Commissioners Court gave themselves last week? Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what the Times editorial board thinks about that controversial issue?
If their opinion colors their coverage of the controversy, shouldn’t readers be informed, at least to what their opinion is?
Is it because the Times doesn’t want to acknowledge the controversy? Are they hoping it will go away? Is it tacit approval? Are they afraid of ruffling feathers?
Did they run out of column inches?
Wouldn’t El Paso be a better place if we had a newspaper that would advocate for the citizens? A newspaper that would “comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable”?
Don’t you think that an advocacy newspaper might have better ratings? More readership?
There are lots of issues the El Paso Times hasn’t afforded any coverage. They could have got on board with the lawsuits over our recently departed City Council’s secret emails. The could have reported that, according to recent Census Bureau estimates, El Paso County’s population has practically flatlined. They could ask why, with our reported unemployment rate at record lows, there aren’t any jobs available, and household income has declined.
They’re not doing El Paso any favors by repeating the refrain that “It’s All Good.” Makes you wonder whose side they’re on.