I have to agree with Bruce on one thing: The story was run because it was news. If the Ku Klux Klan held a rally in a community covered by the paper, it would have been run for the same reason. Problem with many people nowadays is they think everything happening is a conspiracy.
He also mentioned that people complain because of the political slant of letters to the editor. Bruce went on to explain that the letters get published in proportion to the percentage of views. I read some of the letters, some have good points(whether they are conservative or liberal) and others are redundant. My opinion is some write letters because nobody at home will listen to them. Cliff Note:Kind of hard to take someone seriously when they are wearing foil hats.
I'm sure that the politicians and talk show hosts do not lose any sleep over letters to the editor, though I wish they would every once in awhile. As I noted in the previous paragraph, some people have very valid points and I wish their congressional office would take the time to read some of them.
And as far as writing about any rally, whether I agree with their views or not, I still believe in freedom of the press.