Why did the BDN refuse to publish this letter to the editor?


The Bangor Daily News refused to publish the following letter to the editor regarding liberal blogger Amy Fried:
It’s concerning to think that BDN columnist Prof. Amy Fried is teaching students at the University of Maine, considering the lack of facts and judgment in her columns.Last week, she was forced to apologize and correct her piece where she said, without any supporting evidence, that the LePage campaign would use “gay baiting” tactics against Mike Michaud.  It is disgusting to attack someone’s character without proof, and I hope this kind of political analysis isn’t what drives her classroom lectures.

And then on Monday, she published an article where she asserted that Rep. Fredette was wrong about health care exchange subsidies being available to many who would have been eligible for the failed Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare.  Turns out, she was wrong, not Fredette, and she corrected her post, the entire premise of which was false.

I hope the BDN starts editing their bloggers’ posts, especially considering they show up on the website right next to real news articles.  I also hope that the University of Maine is fact-checking her course material.

Kim Pettengill of Farmingdale

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