News Bias and Labels
As we mentioned in our last post, a new Columbia-focused community group launched this week called Columbia Tomorrow. Like us, they favor significant change in Town Center. But, just as it did in its coverage of our press event in July, The Sun labeled the group as business-oriented. Why is it that a community group formed by people with actual jobs is classified as “business-oriented” in an effort to discredit the group as having impure motives? This is just the same old spin from people who care more about retaining their control over a dying suburban town (after presiding over its decline) than joining with private enterprise to save it. We reject the same old business versus community labels and will forge ahead to break down these old ways of thinking.