I grew up in Greenville, Miss.–a town known for two things, cotton and its daily newspaper, The Delta Democrat Times. The paper’s owner, publisher and editor, Hodding Carter II, was known for his hard-hitting editorials. He won national acclaim for his writing against segregation, White Citizens’ Councils and the Jim Crow laws of his time, earning the title “Spokesman of the New South.” He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1946 for his editorials.
Our daily newspaper is coming off one of its weakest editorial weeks in recent memory. Maybe someone is on furlough or vacation, but this past week has seven of the softest editorials I’ve read since living in this area (since 1982).
Monday, March 14: A TRAIN TO NOWHERE
Tuesday, March 15: GET PREPARED FOR DISASTERS
Wednesday, March 16: A LEGACY OF LOVE
Thursday, March 17: A HEALTHY SMILE
Friday, March 18: INSURANCE POLICY REWIRED—The best of the lot.
Saturday, March 19: IMPACT KEEPS GIVING
Sunday, March 20: A NEW DAY FOR MUSEUM
The one today is particularly confusing because it starts out in support of the maritime museum, but the endorses UWF’s decision not to build it.