Opinion: “The Gazette’s Love Affair with Dick Polman?”

Try to get a column printed in the Chillicothe Gazette. You’ll find it’s not the easiest thing to accomplish. Sometimes you’ll have a column rejected because you use the wrong term. I had one rejected because I used the term “Wuhan virus” instead of the acceptable term “coronavirus”. It was published once I made theContinue reading “Opinion: “The Gazette’s Love Affair with Dick Polman?””

Sept. 16, 2020: “Trump knew danger. End of Story.”

“And finally, how many deaths might be attributed to Dick Polman if readers fail to get vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus once it becomes available because they read his column suggesting it would be foolish to do so?”

Aug. 29, 2020: “Trump incorrect on virus, energy”

“So why did the journalists work so hard to Fact Check his speech and use distorted reasoning in order to prove it the claims “False, Misleading or and Exaggeration”? Looks like ‘fact checking” the fact checkers is something that needs to be done more frequently, especially when it is done by The Associated Press!”

Sept. 12, 2020: “Who wants to inject Trump vaccine?”

“…why is Dick attempting to convince readers of his column they would be fools to be vaccinated? Considering how serious the Covid-19 virus is and dishonest and reckless Dick’s column is, why did the Gazette chose to print it? “

Sept. 6, 2020: “Covid-19, economy top issues for many Ohioans”

by Renee Fox Warren Tribune In a recent “Your Voice Ohio” inspired article Renee covers the results of a July poll of a Ohio voters coordinated with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics of Akron University. While the article talks about many of the issues that were cited, no supporting data was givenContinue reading “Sept. 6, 2020: “Covid-19, economy top issues for many Ohioans””

Sept 11, 2020: “Plant bulbs soon for early spring color”

“In this article, Steve encourages readers to plant Narcissus bulbs, more commonly known as daffodils. He states that late summer and early fall is the best time to plant the bulbs to have a nice show of color in early spring.”

Sept. 11, 2020: “Ohio’s nursing home deaths are clustered”

“A search on the internet resulted in a source that estimated Ohio’s 2019 population at 11.69 million people. If Ohio’s overall death rate is 1% that would be 116,900 deaths a year. If it is 1.5% it would be approximately 175,000. So Covid-19 deaths so far only equals 1% of Ohio’s normal annual deaths.”

Sept. 09, 2020: “Post says most Ohioans safe from virus”

by Anna Staver of the Columbus Dispatch The September 9, 2020 issue of the Chillicothe Gazette included an article labeled “FACT CHECK” in which the journalist attempted to fact check a Facebook post on how safe Ohioans are from the the Covid-19 virus. The two statistics quoted in the Facebook posting referenced: “chance of contractingContinue reading “Sept. 09, 2020: “Post says most Ohioans safe from virus””