The Advocate showed bias, has lost its way
Re: the column on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, titled Sorting out the mayor contenders, by Vesna Higham:
The timing of this article is key to understanding motive.
Since it was posted on Saturday, we (the people besmirched, including Chad Mason, William Horn, Dennis Trepanier) do not have the opportunity to rebut the article since voting is on Monday.
It is apparent that you (the Advocate) have strategically posted this article to discount everyone as serious contenders, except for the “intelligent, competent, articulate, accomplished and politically savvy women” running.
The men are described as “lacking” in light of “the two person affair.”
Indeed, it is an affair, an affair of bias, against the youth of this city (Mason), against the educated (Horn, MBA), and against the experienced (Trepanier, council experience).
Indeed, it is a very sad day when journalistic integrity is diminished to such a degree, that the credibility and ethical standards of the Advocate reach this very low.
It is obvious that the Advocate has chosen the winners prior to the vote, has used its office to promote this bias, and has lost its way.
In my opinion, no longer is this newspaper an ‘Advocate’ for the people of Red Deer.