We live in an era where it is difficult to believe anything the news media reports. Reporters are guilty of weaving their own personal biases into their reports, and for the most part, most of the reporters are either leftist or extremely liberal.
The “mainstream media,” much maligned by many of those who call themselves conservatives, could be defined generically as traditional forms of communication such as newspapers, radio and television as opposed to social media on the internet.
It’s unclear whether covering state government in Mississippi turns reporters into cynics, or whether cynical reporters are naturally attracted to a beat where there is so much about which to be cynical.
Clearly, the Mississippi Department of Education can’t be trusted to rate how its own schools are doing. There’s just too much incentive to inflate the academic performance to make officials look good.
We hope that Gary Edwards, warden of the Yazoo County Correctional Facility, has a thicker skin when dealing with inmates than he does when dealing with factual accounts of the budget of the operation he’s responsible for managing.
Ballots for our annual Best of Yazoo promotion are piling up, and I’ve been drawn to the Best Hamburger section since Hastee Tastee is now closed, and the restaurant has won this category every year since this newspaper first started taking votes in the 90s.