Being a columnist is an odd job

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

In the short time I have been writing a column for the Tribune, I’ve discovered a lot about column writing and the people who read newspaper columns.

Surprisingly, a lot of readers seem to expect an editorial column to offer “balanced” journalism. “You didn’t fully present the other side,” is a common complaint. Well, first of all, there is a reason this is called the editorial page. Second, if the “other side” is a bunch of lies and propaganda, why should it be given equal consideration in…