The Sage Grouse

RT Cox, a well-known lawyer in Gillette, an initial member of WyoFile’s board of directors, and for 2.5 years the author of The Sage Grouse column for WyoFile, has resigned his positions with WyoFile, effective June 13, due to his disagreement with editorial content. We at WyoFile will miss him, and wish him well.

Anne MacKinnon, WyoFile Board Chair

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Published on June 19, 2012

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Peggy Sanders June 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I read WyoFile because I wish for fair and balanced. I want the facts. I want the details. I want both sides of the story. I want Wyoming news NPR style just more more of it.

Phil Napoli June 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

It is too bad we don’t know the whole story. This is a loss for those of us who enjoy a somewhat curmudgeonly viewpoint. I don’t always agree with Mr. Cox but I always read and enjoy his articles. Sad that we live in a world where people can’t compromise and agree to disagree. What good is a news organization which can’t accommodate opposing views in editorial content by its board or columnists. I don’t like “fair and balanced” I want to read articles where columnists take a clear stand on issues so I don’t have to guess at what their bias is.

sarah June 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I’m very disappointed. I need different, narrower, more wide-angled, agreeing and opposing points of view. How else will I learn anything, grow or change my opinions? I hope I find his writing elsewhere…

alan peryam June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Ginny Warren—you are saying it right! I agree totally.

Woody Wheeler June 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

I will miss him too and his wonderful moniker. His columns were thoughtful, eloquent, informative, with a touch of grousy humor.

P.H. June 19, 2012 at 9:28 am

Best thing to happen .

Terry Del Bene June 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

We’ll miss the Sagegrouse. Take care amigo.

Marc June 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

Wyofile’s excellent work will continue to be excellent without Mr. Cox’s contributions. Though I don’t know the details, his decision to abruptly withdraw from all levels of the enterprise strikes me as not principled but petulant.

Keep up the good work, Wyofile! Wyoming needs this kind of hard-hitting, knowledgeable reporting now more than ever.

ginny warren June 19, 2012 at 6:56 am

Wow! What a loss for WYOFILE….While I was often at odds with some of the SG’s volumes, he won me over with his brilliant explanation of the oil and gas industry and the myriad of problems the the o & g exploration and production companies encounter. He also gave one of the best, easiest to understand descriptions of the dreaded “fracking”-which, if widely circulated, might help to dispel much of the hysteria surrounding this procedure.
As one who has been dramatically and adversely affected by the hysteria and media-driven hype concerning the possibility of fracking affecting the ground water of my neighbors to the northeast, I can attest to the unintended consequences of allowing only one side of the story to be given to the public.
I will miss you, Sage Grouse, and will probably not nearly as interested in the liberal-slanted stories of your greenie colleagues at WYOFILE. Fair and Balanced? Not any more.

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