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What’s behind the fuzzy-brained idealism at MinnPost

Call us fuzzy-brained idealists, but we believe there are still a lot of people who want to go beyond petty politics and dig deep into the urgent policy challenges facing Minnesota. In fact, we don’t just believe — we know these people exist, because they’re MinnPost readers. You!

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Comments (7)

  1. Submitted by Bob Barnes on 12/19/2018 - 10:56 am.

    If you truly were beyond fuzzy brained idealists then you’d allow differing opinions in comments and your articles wouldn’t be so biased. The moderation of comments is beyond censorship. Take Erik Black’s article about a Trump poll… I’ve seen as bad or worse emails sent out by Democrats but no ridicule of them.

    If you truly want to be considered a solid source for news, lose the extreme left wing slant and bias. Otherwise you’re no different than MSNBC or CNN or The NY Times…none of which have an ounce of credibility left.

    • Submitted by richard owens on 12/19/2018 - 04:17 pm.

      How would you rate MINNPOST’s performance?

      GREAT

      GOOD

      OKAY

      OTHER

      Thank you for your input. We’ll be sure to pass it along to MINNPOST editors.

      🙂

    • Submitted by ian wade on 12/19/2018 - 04:26 pm.

      Yet, here you are…

    • Submitted by Garth Taylor on 12/20/2018 - 07:47 am.

      If you truly want to be considered a solid source for news, keep doing exactly what you are doing. There is no obligation to air the opposing view on whether climate change is real, or whether race-based political appeals are protected speech. Keep going behind the scenes, keep going into history. There is a crisis in our democracy and enlightenment is the only secure way out. Shine on.

  2. Submitted by Dennis Litfin on 12/19/2018 - 04:56 pm.

    Bob….you obviously are not a regular reader of E. Black. The diversity of articles are there Bob. The majority of the commenters may lean left, but not nearly as extreme, or hate-filled as within your right-leaning news journals. MINNPOST will not permit that.

    • Submitted by Bob Barnes on 12/20/2018 - 09:40 pm.

      I’ve looked at all the sections here… I could put down several laundry lists of stories that are left leaning (some very left). The environment section alone… let’s just say that’s all I can say about it.

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