If I ever needed evidence that the Minnesota Daily, the campus newspaper that I write for, has a left-leaning angle, I would merely point to yesterday’s “Editorials & Opinions” page. Here are the four pieces:
- “The political assault on science” which paints the GOP presidential candidate field as anti-science.
- “The Moving Planet Parade” which pushes for an even stronger commitment to green issues
- “A people’s bailout” which advocates for the government to absolve all student debt as a way to stimulate the economy.
- “Starved for compassion” which argues the wealthy aren’t doing enough in the midst of startling poverty numbers.
I’m not trying to bite the hand that feeds me, but the lack of diversity of opinion is blatant. I understand that I’m at very large public university in a major metropolitan area in a state that has a history of going Blue, so what can I expect? But to have only one perspective shared on your page intended to present viewpoints is upsetting and alarming.
Nevertheless, it’s not discouraging – I still submitted my column for the week entitled “Give the rich a break”.