This Sunday I was treated to three editorial columns about the Obama-Romney debate. This wasn’t surprising. What was surprising, and annoying, was that the three columnists appearing in my Sunday paper were George Will, Bill O’Reilly and Charles Krauthammer. That’s right. Three strong conservative Republicans, all saying what was essentially the same thing. In three-part harmony.
Now, I wouldn’t object to any one of these three on his own. But I have always felt that a Sunday opinion page (particularly when its Mid-Valley Sunday, which covers two communities, one leaning right and one left) should give readers a range of political opinions— not just one opinion in an echo chamber.
I know Democratic opinion columnists exist. So do independent, moderate ones. What I can’t understand is why Mid-Valley Sunday doesn’t think its readers should hear their voices too.