Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - May 28, 2010

Letters: Inappropriate sticky

Dear Editor,

It was terribly inappropriate for the Weekly to place a No on D adhesive sticker on the cover of its May 21 issue. Whether this was a paid advertisement or a reflection of the newspaper's editorial position, it had no place on the cover and casts the publication in an extraordinarily amateurish light.

My dim view of this ethically vacuous practice is irrespective of my position on the issue. A Yes on D supporter should cry foul over such blatantly-biased behavior, and a No on D supporter should just be embarrassed for the Weekly.

This will sound like a rhetorical question, but I really want to know: What were you thinking??

Rick Altman


Posted by Billie, a resident of Mohr Park
on May 28, 2010 at 10:35 am

Mr. Altman, I guess you missed the "Yes on D" stickers that have been on at least two previous issues of the PW . . .

Personally, I think it would have been much more interesting if the PW had posted both "Yes" and "No" stickers on the same issue as a visual of a divided Pleasanton.

Hopefully voters will ignore the campaign litter, rhetoric, and personalities involved in this issue and vote for what they feel is best for Pleasanton based on the pros and cons of the project itself, and not the politics.

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 28, 2010 at 10:46 am

Stacey is a registered user.


I don't mind the stickers. I thought the No sticker was rather ironic.

Posted by Dark Corners of Town, a resident of Country Fair
on May 28, 2010 at 11:04 am

Keep all the stickers (and color ads) coming. I'm sure the PW loves the extra revenue during election season. It will help keep Town Square 'free'.

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