As an unabashed liberal, I readily accept the Republican editorial page of this newspaper, as well as some of the right-wing claptrap that is printed in letters to the editor. No one should or could argue with a newspaper's freedom of the press.
What is unacceptable is for the paper to play up a purported news story on the front page, as in the July 24 issue of the Packet. Headlined, "Obama's 2012 bid uncertain," the article is studded with such anomalies as "perhaps," "would have been," "apparent failure," "likely means," "will have to," "all but ignored," and most misleading, "likely would have."
All are editorial comments that no self-respecting journalist would ever use in a news article. It is a pure personal comment, not a news story, and belongs on your editorial page. I think more newsworthy and truthful would be such headlined articles as:
Never miss a local story.
May I suggest that future blatantly partisan articles be moved to the editorial page where they belong. And please, for the sake of integrity, confine news stories to the basic tenets of honest journalism -- who, what, where and when.
Sun City Hilton Head