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Appreciation shown for editorial policy

DEAR EDITOR:

I want to express my appreciation for the editorial policy of the Tribune Chronicle.

My wife and I read letters to the editor from Paul Pancoe and Joan Majernik in the Sept. 22 Vindicator issue. Let your readers decide from a story what’s right or wrong (or, in this case, what’s right or left).

Having served four years, 1967 to 1971, as an Air Force military journalist, our job was to simply tell the story, giving the, “5 Ws” (who, what, when, where, why). Readers then make up their minds and there are often several different takes on what the story is about; you be the critic.

For as long as I can remember, the previous Youngstown newspaper leaned heavily left — so much that I called it, “Pravda on the Mahoning.” Privately owned civilian newspapers are the voice of the owner / publisher, and the editor takes his / her marching orders from the person who pays their salary.

Unfortunately, too many public newspapers are continuing to indoctrinate the gullible with socialist dogma.

DONALD and PAULA ALLEN

Youngstown