Without question, the No. 1 misunderstanding readers have about how mainstream newspapers work is summed up by a caller from earlier this week:
"How can we expect anything The Star writes to be fair, when right here in the Opinion section we have you telling us which way to vote? This is completely unfair, slanted reporting and I find it very offensive."
She was referring to the editorial board's recommendations both in the regular Opinion section and in the special 2012 Election Voter Guide on Sunday.