I was a little surprised to find my last post about our animal control situation printed in the Daily Dunklin Democrat newspaper as a letter to the editor. I'm not upset, just surprised, as they didn't talk to me about it, and I didn't send it to them. Of course, anything on the internet is fair game, so no worries.
There were two reasons I didn't send it to the newspaper. The first is that I figure people who read my blog are at least half-way interested in what I have to say, whereas the general public may not be.
The second is that I thought my discussion was too long to be printed as a letter to the editor. Since the whole point of the discussion was trying to be balanced, I really didn't want things cut out willy-nilly.
The post was printed in its entirety, without any editorial changes (at least I think so; I might have missed a typo). I'm pretty sure it took up more space than the original coverage of the city council meeting. Slow news day, I guess.
Some surprises are okay.