Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor: May 19, 2007

Comments shouldn’t have been printed

Regarding the May 16 letter to the editor “Sick of liberal Bush bashing” by John Dallen:

Let me say first that I’m not for restricting anyone’s First Amendment rights, nor will I comment here about his opinion.

I do, however, expect more responsibility from folks (media) who have the power to spread ideas. How can you in good conscience print his comments about Muslims being sent “back to where they came from” and “I don’t believe there is a ‘good Muslim’”?

There was a time when folks said the same thing about Native Americans and people of African decent, along with others. I guess that time still exists for some.

Would you print these comments today? Whether it’s your official position or not, go ahead and say all black folks should be sent back to Africa. I dare you!

Simply put, the effect of distributing this type of ignorance to the public is validation. There are plenty of people in our world, country and community that have well-articulated, thoughtful and, often, researched commentary to share.

I am quite disturbed and disappointed that someone like John Dallen can get published when so many folks have so much to offer regarding real conversation about our society.

By the way, someone should inform Mr. Dallen that these sorts of comments, as viewed by some, might harm his “reprutation.”

Eric Davis, Federal Way

Letter writer said it right

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or independent, John Dallen’s letter in the Federal Way Mirror (“Sick of liberal Bush bashing,” May 16) hit the nail on the head.

He said everything that many of us have been thinking for the past six years, but never was able to put it into the right context.

Take that, Karen Backman. Hate is a very ugly word, and your article was full of it.

Pat Gee, Federal Way

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