Every day I read the Tri-City Herald, including the editorials. I just felt compelled to write a letter to the editor for the first time.
Recently, the editorial staff of TCH endorsed a candidate for port commissioner district 1. I was waiting to see which candidate the TCH would endorse, because there had been several articles written over the past few months by the Herald in which it was inferred that candidate John Givens' character was in question. After these accusations, the only follow up articles in the TCH were written in the form of letters to the editor by Mr. Givens' previous coworkers.
To me, it seemed as if it was the intention of the TCH to disparage Mr. Givens, and then when the accusations were unfounded, they simply endorsed the other candidate. Where is the objectivity? Even your editorial staff was forced to admit that the accusations that warranted more than one article leading up to the election, ended up being "more rumor than fact." How sad that someone's character can be attacked publicly based on "more rumor than fact." And we call this news?
LAURIE ADEN, Kennewick