News report was slanted against public power | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

Bainbridge Island’s Fox News?

In case you thought a certain style of journalism died last week with the passing of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, The Review did its best to channel his ghost in its May 19 lead story of a PSE-funded study. Blithely passing over its incongruous first sentence that juxtaposed “independent study” and “funded by PSE,” the article proceeded to raise absurd alarms about unbelievably high costs associated with Bainbridge Islanders turning power distribution into a public system. Maybe this slanted journalism belongs in the editorial section, but it certainly does not qualify as news.

The Review made no attempt to check facts against an actual independent study commissioned by the city. While the story presented PSE report findings as news, it was prepared by Concentric Energy Advisors, an East Coast private research company that, among other propaganda efforts, publishes a gas and coal newsletter (remember that PSE burns coal and gas to generate 60 percent of the electricity delivered to Bainbridge Island). Does that sound like fair and balanced news to you?

In the words of Marvin Gaye: “Makes me wanna holler, throw up both my hands!”

TOM GOODLIN

Bainbridge Island

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