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Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

February 2nd, 2019 in Opinion Letters

JEERS: To both M.J.M. and D.B. in the Jan. 26 edition. M.J. indicated that if the Gazette were really truthful, it would equally embrace leftist ideas, but since it doesn't, it gives prominence to "lies" (the right's view), thereby endangering Texarkana's economic future. D.J. indicated that the South is still very backward on race issues, falling far short of the enlightened North. Both writers seem to think that narrow, internet-like harshness is the best way to get one's point across. I don't. And, in my opinion, theirs was a very bad characterization of the South, the Gazette, and Texarkana's future.—L.B., Texarkana, Ark.

 

JEERS: We are in an era of "post-truth, (some call it), when data is cherry-picked to form whatever conclusion one desires. On this page, recently the Gazette has been jeered and cheered over the content of their paper. My question is—Since it is obvious, (or should be), that not only most opinions, but supposedly unbiased "news" reports are biased, increasingly toward the "Left," while those on the "Right" are fewer, at what point are those providing a forum responsible for aiding the "Left's" deception? Is maintaining a balance justification for contributing to their corrupt agendas?—D.H.M., Texarkana, Ark.

 

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