Thursday, December 24, 2009
HAVRE DAILY NEWS DEFENDS AND DISPELS
Which brings us to why we exist in the first place. We created this blog provide an alternative to the Havre Daily News and to correct misstatements and untruths spewed by not only the HDN, but our public officials as well. As we have said previously we do not hide our opinions here nor do we edit our stories for “news worthiness” or refuse to post for those who write to us or give us tips with whom we disagree. Actually we enjoy getting critical comments and would encourage differing viewpoints on issues of concern from the folks and would ask that you send us your story ideas, tips or editorials to our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise to post them as we receive them and in keeping with our commitment to our community you can remain anonymous if you wish and we can publish under your handle.
This brings us to our final comment and that is our anonymity. Let’s face it, we are not journalists and we don’t claim to be. We, and I do mean we as there are several of us involved in this “operation,” are interested and active community members who are fed up with the status quo and vowed to try our best to encourage thought and discussion and hopefully change. The reason we remain anonymous is that it doesn’t really matter who we are, what matters is what happens in this community and what the subjects of many of our posts are up to. So much like your “Our Viewpoint” column which remains unsigned, we reserve the right to simply be collective bloggers connected by a common goal and sign our views as such. Additionally we extend this courtesy to our contributors because let’s face it, in a community our size where everyone knows just about everybody, sometimes comments can be used against folks, which is unfortunate. That’s why we focus on the topic at hand and the point the writer makes as opposed to the “who” element.
So once again, thanks HDN, we look forward to your response and yes we do agree on one thing, we are definitely not connected!