In the finest tradition of the Cecil Whig editorial page, the one where the paper gives a thumbs up or a thumbs down on matters that have their attention, Someone Noticed has awarded a thumbs down to the newspaper. To give readers some idea of how this works, the daily gave a thumbs down to a report that people playing brain games on computers don’t get any smarter. The fact that we’ll face fewer Japanese beetles this year, got a thumbs up.
Here’s our thumbs down. We were absolutely astonished to read an incorrect report in a Whig this week stating that the incumbent, Commissioner Mary Jo Jablonski, was the only candidate to file for town commissioner in the upcoming election. Two other people were running when the story was filed, as the town web site reported to anyone curious enough to surf over that way.
Those two candidates, Charles Hicks and Joe Ulrich, are out working hard for the election and we’re pleased to have a pool of viable candidates for voter consideration. To help with that process, it’s critical the local newspaper properly report at least this basic information for readers. Since this is so important for the two candidates and for residents of the town, we thought the newspaper would correct the mistake. It has not as of today’s edition.
The Whig gets a thumbs down.