Dear Mr. (or Ms.) Yahoo:
Thanks for the busy start page, filled with a summary of my e-mail, newsy links, weather and...opinion. Oh, gee: no thanks for the opinion section.
You're a smart, semi-hip ISP and able to provide tailored content, so why is it that I can either get Lefty opinion from you or none at all? Today's a typical morning and I see two slash pieces from The Nation (hard Left), one from HuffPo (ditto), one from RealClearPolitics (centrist to very slightly Right; they call it "ideological diversity" and it's not a bad goal) and one from The Christian Science Monitor (centrist, more-or-less). That would leave Yahoo, day after day after day, Left of center on average. And every single one of these sources takes a massive, invasive Federal, State and City government as a given.
This tracks closely with the same editorial stance that the legacy media are riding over the cliff. It might be time to review -- and to consider offering a wider array of choices under "opinion."
(Readers: Tam keeps tellin' me "the fix is in" for this Fall's election. Could be).
YANKEE RADIO TOOL KIT, #106
4 weeks ago