WRAL owner and limousine liberal Jim Goodmon continues to stomp on the grave of his late uncle (and founder of WRAL) A.J. Fletcher. Fletcher was a renowned conservative who gave Jesse Helms his big break in television. Goodmon inherited the fruits of Uncle A.J.’s labor and rapidly began turning them into a leftist cesspool that likely has the Daniels clan and McClatchy
red green with envy.
Capitol Broadcasting Co., WRAL’s corporate parent, issued a fawning press release Friday trumpeting its latest Frankenstein monster:
Capitol Broadcasting Company today announced the launch of a web-based Opinion section to express the company’s editorial positions and provide other opinion-related content.
Capitol Broadcasting hired veteran North Carolina journalist Seth Effron as editor of the new section, which will be available to the public as a separate tab on the WRAL.com website.
Seth Effron? From the Daniels-era News & Observer’s politics team? *Yeah. Fair & Balanced, my butt.*
“We want to be part of the North Carolina conversation,” says Capitol Broadcasting Company President/CEO Jim Goodmon. “We will offer ideas and solutions designed to make North Carolina a better place to live, work and do business.”
The new opinion section includes editorials, commentary from select third-party writers, a state-wide editorial round-up, video interviews and occasional cartoons.[…]
From Goodmon’s frequent sponsorship of fundraisers for Democrat candidates, to Laura Leslie’s social media accounts, to Greg Fishel’s global warming nonsense, to David Crabtree’s heckling of GOP candidates during televised debates, there have been plenty of clues about the editorial slant of the team at WRAL.
Chris Fitzsimon used to be a reporter there. He now works for a liberal non-profit funded by Goodmon and delivers commentary on WRAL radio and TV. And Mark Binker’s transformation of Greg Brannon’s award from a pro-life — somehow — into an alleged praise of slavery was simply, um, *priceless.* And let’s not forget the whole witch / bitch brouhaha that may (or may not) have happened during a visit by Aldona Wos to the General Assembly.
This opinion nonsense has already launched on the WRAL web site. Let’s take a look at some of the headlines so far:
- It is past time to adopt reasonable gun laws in NC
- To honor Orlando massacre victims – repeal HB2
- Return to old school math is a bad move
- Lack of accountability at the ballot box allows ideology to run amok (below a photo of Bob Rucho)
- Refugees deserve helping hands and warm welcomes, not closed fists and cold hearts
- Senate budget paints wrong portrait of North Carolina
Of course, all of these diatribes are unsigned. How can this be a good business model? McClatchy already loads up their op-ed pages in Charlotte and Raleigh with crap like this, and is bleeding money like a sieve.
I’ll tell you what people really want: Media that tells the God’s-honest truth about what’s really going on in our state and country. Regardless of the political ideology or party registration of the folks doing it.