Greg Cooper, Lennox Head
Me think it a bit rich that you decry the Murdoch influence and at the same time espouse The Echo as ‘the voice for our whole community’.
As editor, and I assume the arbiter of final comment taken to print in the columns of The Echo, your views and perennial left wing persuasions are starkly obvious in your articles and sanctioned authors and letters. Your moulding of the content has the same insidious intention of indoctrinating the impressionable public as the tabloids you mention.
Ever critical of the Morrison government, local council rulings, decrying any National Party funding initiative for the region as pork barrelling.
Mate, you and yours can do better than waste public funds posting full page ads for the local Federal ALP member – ad nauseam and in absentia (never present or showing initiative).
One would expect The Echo to critically examine some of the more immediate issues of democracy and persecution such as that we are seeing from the CCP in China.
Human rights abuses and expansionism associated with Tibet, Uighurs, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, nations of the Sth China Sea are one small step away from Byron Bay.
This regime has no legal system for redress, no due process, Habeas corpus does not apply and one can be arrested for saying, reading, or tweeting critical views.
Starkly obvious in its omission is the outreach of support for the potential true refugees of Hong Kong.
Lighten up and be a voice for the whole community, perhaps consider giving us a break from the constant slagging and dirge of Mandy and Mungo to boot.
♦ The Echo has never sanctioned anyone’s views and is unapologetic in standing up for those who are held under the boot of tyranny, and yes tyranny comes in many forms – Editor.