San Diego Blog: So liberal we drive our writers away

Thursday, September 30, 2004, 8:14 —by Joe Crawford
This item was posted in General category and has 4 Comments so far.

MAS, one of our writers, and onetime interview subject writes: Leaving San Diego:

No not the city, just the San Diego Blog. I had started moving my San Diego specific blogs to that site a while back, but that’s over for now. The blog used to be about America’s Finest City, now it’s just a message board for local liberals. Every other post these days is about Air America, the Kerry campaign, public radio or some leftist event. It’s probably just the upcoming election that has caused the site to drift off it’s charter. We will see. So until furhter notice, I’ll be posting my San Diego related blogs back here on CriticalMAS.

I agree MAS, the site has had a political focus right now, we’re on the heels of a big election, and the city is up to its ears in political news right now. I’m saddened to hear you think that means your contributions are not welcome. Or maybe it’s not that, you just prefer not to be associated with a site with a “liberal bias.” Whatever, you have the power to post here still, whether you choose to take part or not.

I believe that the character of the site will change once the election is over and the pension shenanigans have been solved.

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4 Responses to “San Diego Blog: So liberal we drive our writers away”

  1. oso said on Thursday, September 30, 2004, 11:03

    Please continue to post MAS. I have a feeling I am largely responsible for the more political and leftist turn of this blog as of late, but the whole point of this blog is to allow for a plurality of views. And I think – though you may disagree – that many liberals in this city have felt disenfranchised from local print and TV media which they see as conservative and therefore San Diego Blog has become a natural outlet.

    That doesn’t mean that this should be a liberal blog. It should be a civic blog – a place for all San Diegans to discuss local news, history and events in an interactive and respectful manner.

    I agree with route66 – what draws me to this blog is the camaraderie and respect despite difference of opinion.

    This blog is only as liberal as its authors make it. I couldn’t possibly imagine Joe exercising any kind of editorial control other than demanding respect and politeness. Therefore the more you and route66 – and any other local conservatives (Citizen Smash?) that decide to contribute – post on here, the more balanced the site will become. That in itself should be more than enough motivation to continue being a part of San Diego Blog. I know I’ve enjoyed reading everything you’ve written on here and I hope you continue to do so.

  2. route66 said on Thursday, September 30, 2004, 12:45

    If this site is to become that “civic” blog, it will take more than one or two opposing points of view to achieve that balanced site. Or maybe, as Joe says, the character of the site will change once again down the road.

    Oso, actually I was being slightly sarcastic (winking smiley face) about the camaraderie. You know, referring to the obvious leftist bias you mentioned. However, your comment and your tone about respect is sincere and positive and I
    appreciate that. Excellent comment.

  3. jennifer said on Thursday, September 30, 2004, 17:26

    As a reader of San Diego Blog and not so much one who posts, I read what’s posted regardless of it’s bias because as an intellegent person, I choose to be informed on what people are thinking whether the post is written by a liberal or not. I think the site definitely has a political spin on it right now, because that’s what’s on everyone’s mind. The air in San Diego, and I’m sure in many parts of the country right now is charged. I hope MAS continues to post. Realize that every week this site, this city and this country is changing. I’m sure once the election is over we’ll get more great posts about festivals, music, art and culture.

  4. Andrew Phelps said on Thursday, September 30, 2004, 18:54

    What does public radio have to do with the left?

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