I just wrote a letter to the editor. It was about a column in today’s Orange County Register.
It made me angry. Incensed. A lie masquerading as truth.
It was about fast food workers, McDonald’s in particular and the push for a higher minimum wage. The argument was made using the wrong data. With real world numbers it quickly falls apart.
Devious or dumb? Who knows? Both make me sad.
Alas, newspapers don’t have the impact they once had. My daughter will never buy a paper. She still consumes news, her own curated version. We all have that power today.
Columnists have fewer potential readers than ever before. It’s an older crowd that gets the paper. Competing content is everywhere.
Whatever reach he has, my letter (if published) correcting his misguidance will have even less!