Bob Enever: Differing opinions

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Dear editor,

Regarding your Triple Crown editorial, your readers should bear in mind that the Steamboat Pilot & Today is targeted at the general public of, and visitors to this area, but it completely is funded by the businesses that advertise. We should therefore expect that your editorial policy and opinions would support the for-profit aspirations of those businesses. The vast majority of us who do not advertise are free to have our own opinions and we appreciate that you give us space to express them in letters to the editor and on your website

Bob Enever

Steamboat Springs

Comments

bill schurman 9 months ago

Bob,

The Steamboat Pilot and Today is bought and paid for by the Chamber and the public be damned.

/s/ a local wanna be

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Michael Bird 9 months ago

It is my understanding that editorial content is always to be independent and separate from any interests such as political, commercial, or religious. When it is not, it is suspect.

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Scott Wedel 9 months ago

The lack of a logical argument on why to overturn the existing decision creates the impression that the editorial is highly suspect. There is nothing new about any element of this issue and the reasons why to change the decision are so weak that it is hard to believe that the independent voices chose to write that editorial. The editorial easily dismissed the citizens concerns of traffic on their residential street, but then gave so much credibility to the city's inability to make progress in 11 years in getting an alternate access.

The editorial's opening premise that the only way to determine the impacts of doing something is by allowing it is a pretty radical statement against any form of planning. The contrast in that very libertarian philosophy when it comes to allowing traffic in a residential neighbor vs the paper's editorials on strict mj regulation and so on is rather striking.

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Mark Ruckman 9 months ago

Some people look for the good in others and some people automatically look for evil and bad intentions.

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Scott Wedel 9 months ago

Good intentions can normally clearly be explained. When the explanations require mangled logic then it is far easier to suspect bad intentions.

Personally, I doubt that anyone bought off or ordered the editorial committee, but I think the composition of the editorial committee is predisposed towards additional tourism and not so concerned about some local residents.

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