Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay
Echo-nacea is not a new therapy. It’s been around since 1986 and is a subjective therapy. When taken weekly it can provide relief from modern Byron Shire life, inform the mind or occasionally, inflame the senses. It depends on what extract the user imbibes. One part has space for discussion, called, ‘Echo letters’. It’s at the newspaper’s discretion as to what ingredients are used here. When a Fairfax editor has enough, they simply say, ‘This is now closed.’
To acknowledge a writer from Byron Friends of Palestine’s (BFoP) complaints about not having their letters published (December 4), is to me a generous act. I mean, if you banged on and on about potholes, sooner or later the editor will reject those letters because a different action is needed for change. The same goes for the Israel/Palestine conflict.
When I was concerned about the lack of grass-root issues published in a local right wing paper in Sydney, I started my own paper, ending up with 42,000 copies monthly. The BFoP could do this, take out more paid ads in The Echo, or continue using social media.