Public Editor

Watching the watchdogs

My column in the print edition today is about the consistent call I hear from readers for The Star to be vigilant in its watchdog role, especially when it comes to government. In general, those readers don't think the paper does enough.

I've heard from several who think I did a poor job with the column. One emailer said he found it ironic that I pointed out partisan journalists can run into trouble getting comment from politicians on the other side of the aisle, as he thinks The Star is extremely partisan itself.

Reader Patrick Clark brought up an interesting, well-articulated point:

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