Elections in Robertson County have proven, at least for myself, to be a stressful time. From the day I arrived at this newspaper, we were launched head first into a county election that was as heated as I have ever seen, and I have covered some very heated elections.
If there is one thing every candidate or support group wants from the newspaper is free publicity. This request generally arrives in the form of a “Letter to the Editor” from a person that is supporting a candidate.
Over the many years, I learned these types of “Letters To The Editor” were in fact, advertising. Let’s think on that for just a second. If you support a candidate and send a “Letter” of support to the newspaper, should we really run that letter as an opinion-based open letter to the public? That practice would be misleading to our readers and will not happen at this newspaper.