I’m certain it will go unanswered but this is the second letter I’ve sent to the editor of the RBDN.
For those who do not know, the DN has written two articles directly attacking our group.
- Tehama county parents addressed the RBUESD asking them to not enforce the mask mandate on our children. The reporter who covered this attempted to bait parents into arguments and to make inaccurate statements. She did not cover all of the facts presented, skewing the article to create a false narrative. She did no research of her own and relied on Wikipedia to make disparaging statements about one of our many resources.
- A columnist attended our Stand Together Rally and wrote horrible things about us – called it a “pro-disease rally” and stated that anyone who follows us will likely end up very sick or dead.
The DN has been a staple in our community and our hope is that they will choose to change the course they are on and represent the majority of our community in their writing.
I just don’t see that happening under the existing management.
What happened to unbiased reporting?
Most Tehama County residents have grave concerns about how covid is being managed. We do our own research and for that, your writers have said terrible things about us.
We are not a small group – and we have the right to be heard. But your paper seems to be only interested in promoting a biased narrative.
Your reporters should be asking questions. Your reporters should be doing research. But it seems they – and you – are satisfied to share partial or false information and twist our words to paint a negative picture of our efforts to share truth.
The Red Bluff Daily News has been a staple in our community for many years. We hate to lose a cherished local product but your paper continues to betray our community causing even life long readers to cancel their subscriptions.
This can’t be what you want. At least we would hope it’s not.
So I am asking you, again, to look at the information we are looking at – objectively as a news outlet should – and take the time to talk with the people your paper should be representing.
Tehama Citizens for Freedom