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July 29, 2012

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Newspaper shows bias against mayor

The July 24 Pharos-Tribune carried an article which symbolizes its journalism over the past several months. The front-page story of the mayor’s parking spot is a bad joke. The ever-present biased reporting since the current administration came into office is obvious. This is in stark contrast to the equally blatant failure to criticize the Fincher administration for any of its blunders.

The bias of the Pharos-Tribune, however, is a serious matter in that critical local problems are deliberately ignored. It will be interesting to see how the newspaper responds.

The first is the problem of motorists who have never had a driver's license and make our streets much more dangerous. Some have been arrested, but there are still numerous illegal drivers in this area, endangering lives and property. Illegal drivers use cars and license plates purchased by someone else, raising questions about what is being done to stop this criminal practice. The total silence of the Pharos-Tribune is there for all to see.

It is my understanding that the legal owner of the car driven by the illegal driver has to pay a towing fee to recover the vehicle. Perhaps a heavy fine should also be assessed against the owner, which would help keep illegal drivers off the streets and thus protect the lives of ordinary people. The Pharos-Tribune should publish street addresses of the vehicle owners and illegal drivers; the public has a right to know who is endangering their lives and property.

The other problem is the difficulty in crossing certain intersections in this city. The situation is especially bad on High Street but exists elsewhere in the city. It is almost impossible at some intersections to see if cars are approaching. Many drivers have had near misses, or serious accidents, due to vehicles blocking the view at intersections. Lives and property are at risk, yet the Pharos-Tribune has been strangely silent; stories about official parking spots are apparently more important than protecting the public.

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