Thursday, July 21, 2005

At least he's not blind

I doubt they're letting new editorial page member Luanne Traud write editorials by herself yet, but I wonder if we aren't seeing her moderating influence in the Roanoke Times' less than hysterical, even measured, response to the nomination of John Roberts for the Supreme Court.

"...nothing so far marks him as a blind ideologue...Democrats will only erode their credibility if they leap to negative conclusions without a thorough and honest examination of Roberts' record."

Then again, maybe it's just that weak circulation numbers have taught the old staff some lessons about yellow journalism and eroded credibility.