Having read the original article that the Daily Caller references, I simultaneously understand why Courier-Journal editorial director Pam Platt refused to publish it, and why she should have. Basic background: John David Dyche wrote for the Courier-Journal for a decade, up until he wrote a column last week that apparently put Platt’s nose out of joint:
On Friday, Dyche said he was motivated to write the column because of the struggles in the newspaper industry—drops in print circulation and revenue, layoffs, buyouts and more.
His ideas included editorial pages that were split evenly with conservative and liberal perspectives, disclosure of editors’ and reporters’ political affiliation, live-stream meetings and make publicly available newsroom correspondences on stories and policies.
Dyche also had a couple of recommendations about the comic strips the paper ran, which he probably figured (for good reason) were going to be the most controversial suggestions at all. Anyway: Platt refused to run the column, because apparently liberal media bias is not one of those things that conservatives consider to be a topical issue*; Dyche formally offered to quit, and Platt formally took him up on that offer.
Now, come: I will conceal nothing from you. As Ben Shapiro notes, The Courier-Journal absolutely has it in for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; and I can’t imagine (as the Daily Caller, again, mentions) that Platt was happy to have Dyche note that her editorial section ALSO hates Senator Rand Paul with the burning hatred of a million exploding suns. But, at the same time? …The newspaper in question has been hemorrhaging readers and jobs for several years; it apparently ain’t easy to be a liberal Democratic paper in Kentucky. Pam Platt probably didn’t like having her dirty laundry washed in public; but that doesn’t mean that the laundry was actually clean.
But, hey, maybe a newspaper refusing to respect its potential readership’s view will work financially this time.
*…Yeah, she was reaching at that point.