Something to applaud - and hoping more is on the way. A fellow with high standards - and the guts to take risks to uphold those standards and values.
The lone conservative columnist at the largest and most influential newspaper in Kentucky says he quit writing for the paper because editors are refusing to publish his opinion piece calling the publication out for its apparent liberal bias.
Dyche says he quit after Pam Platt, the paper’s editorial page editor, left him a voicemail on Feb. 11 making it clear they wouldn’t run his piece about the paper’s politics.
After Platt rejected the column, Dyche sent an email letter to her and publisher Wesley Jackson offering his resignation. He argued his submitted column very much fit under the category of “a conservative take on the issues of the day.”
“One of those issues is liberal media bias,” he wrote in the email, which TheDC obtained.
Continuing, Dyche wrote: “Another such issue is the survival of old line newspapers in a changing media marketplace. Conservatives think there is liberal media bias and that old line newspapers would fare better in the marketplace if they made changes of the sort I propose. Indeed, your refusal to run this column vividly illustrates the very issues about which I write!”
We need more like journalist John David Dyche.