Maynard Short: To the new editor


Dear new editor,

Now that Brent Boyer has gone to a different place, please take this opportunity to change the face of the Steamboat Today’s ViewPoints page.

End the ridiculous fascination with The New York Times columnists and try some other papers.

The Los Angeles Times, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Miami Herald, the Dallas Star, the Christian Science Monitor and The Wall Street Journal all have quality writers with something to say. Try them occasionally.

Does Routt County readership really need the faux-economic theories of Paul Krugman 100 times per year?

Why not offset the silliness of Maureen Dowd with the sassiness of Ann Coulter or the street fighter voice of Michelle Malkin occasionally?

As the printed media stumbles off into obscurity, why not taunt us with a bit of diversity? Try it. You might enjoy it.

Maynard Short



Dan Kuechenmeister 3 years, 9 months ago

I could not agree more. How ever as we live in Steamboulder I doubt there will be any change. The Progressive Lefts are in charge.


Don Slavik 3 years, 9 months ago

On the contrary. The Pilot and Today have for years provided a very balanced presentation of opinions. Keep It the way it is. Krugman and Dowd are a welcome balance to the cynicism wrought by the Limbaugh cacophony. Steamboat is a progressive community with a Democrat majority voting demographic.


Brian Kotowski 3 years, 9 months ago

"Limbaugh cacophony"? A broadcast that isn't aired here is cacophonous to you? Sounds like Limbaugh is living rent-free in your head.


Neil O'Keeffe 3 years, 9 months ago

Round up the wagons, yes what we need is more entertainment in our news. The vocal minority has a problem with facts and would much rather hear "Truthiness". March on Sheeple!


Neil O'Keeffe 3 years, 9 months ago

This about sums up the diatribes from Coulter, Limbaugh and much of the rest of that cast of characters. Truthiness is a quality characterizing a "truth" that a person making an argument or assertion claims to know intuitively "from the gut" or because it "feels right" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts.[1]


Scott Wedel 3 years, 9 months ago


the point about diversity of opinion is good advice. But Ann Coulter or Michelle Maulkin are also deeply flawed partisan provokers.

It would be better if the editor read a larger number of columns available for print and picked the best ones of the week.


john bailey 3 years, 9 months ago

Festas, looks like we'rea gonna need to CIRCLE the wagons, looks like troubles brewing out there on the horizon. we got us an editor coming up from Missery!!!....~;0) bet she hulas.


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