Take it down a notch
Our family moved to the area two years ago and receive your paper. It's informative to learn about events, municipal changes, dining options and crime. We learn of local businesses to support through their paid ads.
But to get there, we need to wade through a steep partisan narrative. Oakland Confidential is a thoroughly snarky take down of anything GOP while transgressions from the left are ignored. The slanted views of polarizing topics like this issue's Critical Race Theory (August) dismiss concerns of local parents and critics as unfounded and unjustified. Trump's name is repeated dozens of times even though he's technically unemployed. Believe it or not, a lot of us here did not vote to get Trump elected yet are still put off by this rhetoric and virtuous agenda.
It's a free paper so it feels disingenuous to complain about the quality of the journalism. This is a community publication that could be more. It could help both inform and unite our community but clearly intends to divide it…
Hoping you will consider taking it down a notch, represent a spectrum of ideas to promote mutual understanding and take a small step to being a better promoter of our community.