Lately, I have a received a few e-mails at firstname.lastname@example.org asking me what, if any position the Free Choice e-zine is taking in this critical election year.
In all honesty, I feel that any news media should try to remain neutral and just report the news, not become a part of it.
In the past, I have seen newspapers run recommendations about who to vote for upon their editorial pages. That is their right. You may not agree with their opinions, but they are entitled to them.
However I vividly remember one political season where my local newspaper ran their list as an actual news story upon the front page that day. That can never be considered excercising journalistic integrity in my humble opinion.
The Free Choice e-zine, as stated in our WELCOME READERS side-bar, has and will remain a platform to express a wide variety of viewpoints within the editorial guidelines stated.
If you would like to contribute, either leave a comment at the end of the appropriate article or send me an e-mail at the address stated above.
But unless otherwise requested by our readership, the Free Choice e-zine will not officially endorse any political candidate within any race, but takes this opportunity to remind you once again that
Election Day IS Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 and we urge you to excercise your right to vote that day!
The remainder of the editorial and creative staff have their own opinions and are entitled to express them accordingly.
But for the record, since it is my byline and "signature" at the bottom of this editorial post, I personally will be voting that day, but most definitely not for the lame duck's party!
Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief: News, the Free Choice e-zine