Is it a responsibility of newspapers to attempt to educate readers? I think it is.
I also think that simply espousing a misguided opinion does not make it newsworthy. Perhaps I’m misguided, but it seems that publishing ignorant opinions over and over again, in these volatile times, is worse than simple negligence. It is throwing fuel on the fire of indoctrination.
It is the fueling of idiotic, hateful aggression toward individual and institutions that are actually the bulwark of our society, i.e. teachers, healthcare workers, school boards, etc.
If our local editorial page does not receive enough worthy input from citizens, I wish they would seek out and print informative pieces such as last week’s Phil Brooks article and leave extremist indoctrination to Fox.