Jimmy Dean, Harbor Style Magazine

Dear Readers:

Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought to the influence we in the media have when we allow our platforms, be they airwaves, digital streams or good old-fashioned ink and paper, to be used as a voice for one side or another. I suppose the heat of this year’s political races has me pondering what role media plays in the Democratic process. It plays an imminently important role. We would all like to think that all information we are being fed has been edited and is balanced and accurate, but that is way far from the truth. Bias

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