Earlier this week, South Jersey Citizens United released a statement decrying the Courier-Post’s decision to give George Norcross a seat on their editorial board. Though the Courier-Post is a privately held company that can appoint whomever they choose to their editorial board, I find this decision to be a sad testament to their lack of journalistic objectivity and political bias.
There is no doubt that republicans are the minority party in Camden County, however this area of the state has tens of thousands of conservative minded residents who deserve to have a voice in a newspaper that attests to serve the entire region. We support Tom Crone of the South Jersey Citizens United and agree with their position.
The following is our letter the Courier-Post’s editorial board. We encourage all residents who feel the same on this issue to write the Courier-Post’s editors and demand accountability.
To the executive editors of the Courier-Post,
I find it very discouraging that your newspaper has offered an editorial board seat (albeit temporarily) to the Camden County Democratic Party’s unelected political boss, George Norcross III. I will not cast accusations about Mr. Norcross’ history in Camden County here but I am registering my objection for the blatant lack of respect shown by your publication to the many thousands of our county’s republican residents who, yet again, receive no voice at one of our region’s most prominent newspapers.
This simply confirms what many of us in the “opposition party” have come to believe; that our local media purposefully ignores legitimate political discourse to instead pursue political patronage. Objectivity and balance seemingly do not apply to your publication's journalistic standards, for if they had, a seat on your editorial board would not have been offered to Mr. Norcross in the first place or one would have been offered equally to a member of the Republican Party to provide a counter perspective.
I trust you will amend this offense and offer your subscribers a genuine opportunity to read opinions from across the political spectrum.
Chairman of the Gloucester City GOP
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