It's Time: Letters to the Editor at San Angelo LIVE!

 

SAN ANGELO, TX – San Angelo LIVE! is constantly striving to promote the public conversation about social issues, politics, and local events and all the issues affecting the residents of West Central Texas.

The editorial staff has reached a consensus that now is the time to offer the opportunity for our readers to express their opinions through letters to the editor. 

This conversation is entitled "What Do You Think?"

This temporary experiment (which we hope become permanent) comes with some rules and depending upon engagement, civility and progressing the public conversation in this era of harsh anonymous social media, we'll see how it goes.  

Letters to the editor can include endorsements of political candidates. 

Here are some of the ground rules which are subject to change: 

San Angelo LIVE! reserves the right not to publish letters we deem inappropriate.

Every letter to the editor must be signed with the writers name, email address, phone number and a photo of the author. No exceptions. 

Anonymous letters will not be published. 

Letters that criticize public or private individuals without written, certified and proven evidence will not be published. 

With the demise of the former local newspaper we are opening up this opportunity for conversation and debate about issues that will promote the vitality and progress of all of West Central Texas.  

This project is an opportunity to advance the public conversation; it is a move forward to addressing the pressing issues of the day with the unique West Central Texas audience through a sharing of diverse opinions. 

Letters will be accepted by email at [email protected], by mail and in person at 2001 W. Beauregard Ave. 

San Angelo LIVE! will determine when letters are published.  

 

 

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"Every letter to the editor must be signed with the writers name, email address, phone number and a photo of the author. No exceptions. 

Anonymous letters will not be published. 

Letters that criticize public or private individuals without written, certified and proven evidence will not be published. "

You are just going to censor letters that you don't like, that is plainly obvious by your "rules." If someone were to write in with a legitimate concern about someone you guys support they will probably end up on some sort of list somewhere (probably with the corrupt SAPD), since you require names and phone numbers (physical addresses can be found easily with just this information.) This feels like (and most likely is) a huge trap and anyone who is smart will avoid it altogether (except of course other terrorist republicans who will most certainly get their letters published.)

But I MAY take the bait and document the whole process, maybe put it on youtube or something. I MAY write two letters, one for one side and one for the other, and we shall see which gets published. After-all, emails are easy to make and text now makes it easy to make a phone number, and the photo, which is obviously going to be used for nefarious purposes, well I am fairly good at photoshop, and I am guessing that no one at this publication is versed in forensic photo analysis, so we shall see, maybe ;).

Regarding this photo nonsense, all one has to do is provide a photo of Bozo the Clown.  Then the author would be assumed to be a Trump supporter, and his submission would be accepted.

CGM5, Mon, 04/05/2021 - 17:49

Yes expat and if you wear a black face mask and hoodie for your photo then everyone will know you are a dyed in the wool liberal, democrat, biden supporter won't they!

CGM5, Mon, 04/05/2021 - 18:04

Wow me someone, now the local online newspaper is a conspiracy against you? You really should get yourself a girlfriend or boyfriend or someone to keep you in check.  Maybe you should get out of mom's basement a little more often.  

No, I do not believe that. I know that they are a right wing publication that will censor any letters coming from people they don't like. We shall see, I do not mind being proved wrong.

Jeff L, Sun, 04/04/2021 - 06:07

I'm pretty sure everyone has the same complaints. Our roads are absolute crap and our Mayor is too. DO SOMETHING

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