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Two tones

October 3, 2013

There are significant differences in the quality of the editorials presented in the Sun-Gazette. And that difference is directly tied to the topics addressed in the editorials....

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DavidBross

Oct-05-13 10:32 AM

Francine, I certainly agree about Mr. Troisi. He is a fine human being. Catmantwo:good point about how the scope of an editorial impacts how detailed it is.

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DavidBross

Oct-04-13 7:23 PM

Several days ago, Mr. Troisi gave me a call and explained how the editorials are written at the paper. He does the local editorials and on many of the editorials with a national or international subject, he often receives text for those editorials from the publisher. He does have some editorial say about those and often does rewrite them. He told me that the criticisms I mentioned were fair and that he would keep them in mind in the future. It was a most enjoyable conversation and I appreciated his taking the time to explain how the editorials process works at the SG.

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CMReeder

Oct-03-13 1:43 PM

"Typical liberal --- silence those I disagree with."

If that was true it isn't working very well, you are still out and loud!

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rick424

Oct-03-13 10:45 AM

I think David miss that one enigma. But I am sure he would agree.

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FortySixand2

Oct-03-13 10:37 AM

Because the national conservative mood and mental state has gone extremist. They've gone over the edge.

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enigma

Oct-03-13 10:17 AM

"When it comes to editorials about the local gas industry they just say the same thing over and over. It is not only simplistic but not even factual. Good example is today. Why is that??"--Rick424

That can't be true. David said,"the editorials that focus on local issues are thoughtful and "set the table" for an intelligent discussion of the issue at hand." Are you saying that he was wrong about that too. Gee David, it's not looking good for you today.

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rick424

Oct-03-13 9:45 AM

When it comes to editorials about the local gas industry they just say the same thing over and over. It is not only simplistic but not even factual. Good example is today. Why is that??

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eriklatranyi

Oct-03-13 9:21 AM

Typical liberal --- silence those I disagree with.

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CMReeder

Oct-03-13 9:21 AM

In David's defense he did not say he did not like them, he notice what seems a contradiction.

You can agree with the editor's opinion or you can disagree with it or you can care less about it.

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aretesancus

Oct-03-13 9:10 AM

Perhaps Mr. Bross should judge an editorial on its content rather than its headline.

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Capricorn1

Oct-03-13 8:27 AM

Chuck I couldn't have said it better myself. If David doesn't like the opinions posted on the editorial page, then my advice to him is just don't read them. I took his letter the same way I take the editorials, it's his opinion and he's welcomed to it.

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underwood

Oct-03-13 8:11 AM

Chuck is correct on this one. Editorials are their writer’s opinions and they’re not to be read as anything else.

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CMReeder

Oct-03-13 8:00 AM

If you ever get an opportunity to speak to the Editor you will find that not the same person writes the editorial. It is also an opinion of the 'editor' who wrote it. Just like the letters to the editor are the opinions of the readers. It is the only opinion section of the paper and everyone has one, an opinion.

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Galumph

Oct-03-13 7:25 AM

Guessing it's cause the local ones are "crafted" here while the national-issue ones are sent out form the mothership at Ogden Newspaper Group in WV... more like the Death Star, actually.

FIX THE ROADS!

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Capricorn1

Oct-03-13 7:05 AM

look at today's jab at Loyalsock -Radioactive

How in any way is that editorial a jab at Loyalsock? If anything it highlighted smart fiscal management by not only Williamsport, but Loyalsock.

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enigma

Oct-03-13 7:00 AM

" when the editorials focus on national issues, they are simplistic diatribes that reveal anger and little else."-- David Bross

Translation: I don't agree with them, and anything I don't agree with is a simplistic diatribe, because I am the smartest person in the world and couldn't possibly be wrong.

No David, if you want to see simplistic diatribe, see anything written by Charles M. Reeder. You probably agree with him most of the time, but if you were to be intellectually honest you would have to admit that his writing is pure tripe. Compared to that, the Sun Gazette editorials are pure genius.

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Capricorn1

Oct-03-13 4:50 AM

USABorn, I agree. Perhaps David should look up the definition of editorial. I wonder if he feels the same way about the editorials in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times which have a much larger audience to influence.

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USABorn

Oct-03-13 2:04 AM

"For example, the editorials that focus on local issues are thoughtful and "set the table" for an intelligent discussion of the issue at hand."

Bross seems to be judging editorials by whether he agrees with them or not. Typical liberal.

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