A newspaper publisher for whom I once worked as editor didn’t like taking editorial positions on big national issues.
Our little newspaper won’t change anyone’s mind about the death penalty, he would say, so let’s take a stand on local issues that are important only to our readers.
It was at least one viewpoint the two of us shared. And it has shaped my approach to this blog. In general, there’s no need to editorialize here on issues for which few people are likely to change their minds. Today, however, is an exception — mainly because my opinion has been evolving as I think about Sunday night’s television broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards.
I’ve made no secret of my dislike for groups such as Florida Georgia Line, often linking to this great review in which FGL’s 2014 album, Anything Goes, is called the worst album ever made…
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