To the Editor:
I want to congratulate the Daily Planet, and reporter David Scharfenberg in particular, for his outstanding coverage of the local campaigns this election cycle. His concise, objective reporting was not swayed or tilted to either side of the traditional partisan political process, yet he reported both the positive sides and the warts of every campaign with the same candor and lack of ulterior motive.
I am also pleased that the Daily Planet did not make specific endorsements so as to be able to stand apart from the partisanship that has affected (some might say infected) local politics here for decades. My candidates took a beating at the polls – so be it. That is what democracy is all about. I'm glad, and you should be proud, that neither side took a beating in your paper but had their message relayed and their campaigns reported upon fairly and accurately.
Gregory S. Murphy