Ms. Bowers' sense of betrayal stems from her having considered Xpress to be a paper with a left-leaning ("progressive") editorial policy. I can understand why she has that impression, because it is! So my first comment is to commend the publisher for at least not shutting out information that doesn't come from the left.
However, my more significant comment concerns the "right-left paradigm," and the two-party system in general.
Anyone who still believes in one side or the other of the right-left paradigm is living in a psychological fantasy. It's a primitive good guys/bad guys box they live in. The real “Controlling Oligarchy” of the world understood a long time ago that the best way to rule from behind the curtain was to have a two-party system and to control both sides of the "political divide." The people have the illusion that their vote actually means something, and that keeps the oligarchs in power.
So it really doesn't matter who "wins" national elections, be they from the right or the left. Both parties are front organizations for a global criminal operation. Whoever wins, the very same agenda goes forward, obscured by carefully scripted rhetoric designed to reinforce the false right-left construct and to reinforce the illusion that power resides in politics.
This is how they keep us divided and in the dark. The right-left paradigm is a psy-op. The faster we wake up to that fact the better, because the 1984-like totalitarian agenda being imposed on the people of the world dictates that we might not have much time left.
Switch to alternative media while it still exists. Stop believing the lies of the mainstream media.
— Michael Ivey