By Kim Rossi
When I was a kid, I cheered for the local Pop Warner football team. One of our cheers went like this: "Lean to the left! Lean to the right! Stand up! Sit down! Fight! Fight! Fight!" We cheerleaders leaned to the left as a group then leaned to the right. We mocked sitting down. And we hoped the team would fight.
Last week a commenter suggested we are too far to the right in our writing. Too Conservative. Duly noted.
I want to point out that as Dan Olmsted said from day 1, Age of Autism is agnostic politically. We have covered the autism epidemic from both sides of the aisle noting where Republicans and Democrats alike have earned praise and damnation. Our commenters are another story. Many do indeed have a right wing POV. Like any and every site, we have a small group of core commenters. Would we like new, fresh commenters from all walks of life? Sure thing. That would mean more readers. Maybe even more donations to keep us going. However, we don't control who takes the time to sit down and comment. We moderate comments only when they defy our standards. So it may well seem like we are a right leaning site.
We are not. Dan never wanted us to be. And I will honor his wishes. Thank you.
Kim (like the braids?)