You put “A place for everyone to voice their opinions about local issues in the village” in the blog heading. This should include opinions that are different from your own. You once noted that the blog was favorable to Republican issues, but that should not allow you to censor the postings. You are giving people the false impression that the items that you post were the only items that were submitted – and oddly enough most of them agree with the general view of the moderator.
The internet is a great vehicle for the free flow of information and you are doing your viewers a disservice by not presenting all sides of an issue. You know that I am not talking about vulgar or libelous postings, just differing opinions.
lets clear up a few misunderstandings : first this is a free market oriented blog ,neither the democrats or republicans in this state almost ever get it right ,thus the mess we are in. We support some politicians because we like there stand on issues. To us New Jersey is more like a one party system ,the party of tax and waste .
Second this blog reserves the right to publish what ever it feels like …period .Sorry to break it to you but what paper or website doesn’t ? As i have stated on all to numerous occasions we hold back on police business ,because we don’t want to inadvertently interfere , we will publish some stupid comments,because we want you to know what some of your neighbors are thinking ,or they are funny or clever just not the same poster repeating the same comment over and over to every post on this blog for 3 years. We don’t publish all the silly its Bush’s fault because i got a parking ticket nonsense,you have national TV for that .We try not to publish partisan or even non partisan misinformation ,mischaracterization or just plain lying from people with secret agendas trying to intentionally mislead people. There are not only many blogs and websites for that but much of the mainstream media seems to embrace it.
We are a local blog ,that’s why its called “the Ridgewood blog” ,its about the Village of Ridgewood. We generally don’t publish “wife or husband cheating stories ” . We will publish criticism ,complaints and policy debates about local issues ,get over your self its called DEMOCRACY you don’t have to like it its the price you pay living in a free country. Questioning policies is not being negative its called thinking ,try it you might like it.
Please, bring your sence of humor to the table a lot of the comments on here are just busting ,you know who you are and you know who you arn’t. The Fly column has over 20 regular contributors and believe it or not I don’t always fully embrace everything they say either ,but they took the time to put together a coherent point of view . Don’t like it write one yourself and send it in .If you want to get it published on here stick to the point ,and don’t blame some distant imaginary adversary ,have something coherent to say and don’t lie in such an obvious disingenuous manner . Remember Landscape architects and Ridgewood residents James Rose’s motto ,“the problem is you live here” And we as a community are really the only ones who have the power to change it!
Remember Ridgewood has always been a very special place .We always had higher standards and thats why people came to live here . Time to raise the bar ,not lower it.