I am often disappointed at the obvious bias and simpleminded analyses presented in Tom Fletcher’s columns however his “Report Card Time for Local Politicians” reached a new low.
Report cards for local politicians are a useful idea, but instead of presenting objective thoughts about local politicians Fletcher presented nothing but an attack on a very hard working and imaginative Victoria councillor.
We need fresh and bright ideas in our community and Fletcher’s character assassination of Ben Issit is part of the reason so few good people are willing to run for local office.
The Peninsula News Review owes its readers clear thinking and objective analysis in reporting. Thoughtful unbiased reporting is the basis of good journalism. Mr. Fletcher’s own report card would show an F for this test.