Charles Benedict: Opinions just opinions; appreciate all

07/30/2014 11:15 PM

07/30/2014 11:16 PM

Regarding “Bias shown in photo selections” (Letters, July 25): Editor, since you were too polite, allow me to patiently explain to the letter writer how opinion / editorial pages work: They take a position, occasionally clashing with the reader’s. What’s “wrong with this picture” is that an opinion is just that, an opinion. You should be glad the Sun-Star is willing to acknowledge other views; believe me, this is not always the case with newspapers. I can just as easily use the pejoratives “bias” and “prejudiced” for the letter writer’s opinion. Try to make certain your opinion has some evidence, though. That’s the way to separate a well-considered opinion from bias and prejudice.

Charles Benedict, Merced

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