Saturday, September 3, 2016

WDT: Letter Deadline

     Letters to the editor have long been a staple of campaigns. Many times writing them or getting them written is part of a strategy.
     People who read such things are likely voters. Everyone likes to see their name in print in a flattering way instead of in a news story where the message can't be controlled as easily.
     Of course not as many people read papers anymore so this aspect of a campaign is a lesser part of the whole process. Still, a well crafted, concise and thoughtful letter is a good thing.
     Sometimes campaigns help write the letters or write them outright. However, the best are usually ones from the heart written with care by people who sincerely want to help.
      The deadline is here for the primary. I haven't seen too many letters, but I remember years ago a local race would produce pages of them.
      Another mostly lost art.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/opinion/election-letters-notice-20160903

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Watertown Times runs their letters section like a middle school newspaper. All flowery bs from the usual partisans. Where's the beef? Not in the Johnson newspaper. If you buy the Watertown Times, you are a fool.

Anonymous said...

Now's your chance Mikie! You've had two years to deliver every juicy tidbit you've uncovered about our current congressmember! Come on buddy! Don't let us down! We've waited patiently for so long!

Anonymous said...

You are the fool 3:32. I am appalledd at the numbers of people who don't get or read the newspaper. Educated professional people too. They should be embarrassed most of all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your input, Mr Johnson/7:28. I would suggest there are many other sources for news. Most have a more balanced viewpoint. But if you like the WDT, by all means, enjoy it.

Only one d in appalled.