Letters to the Editor

Sullivan needs to go back to journalism 101

Dear Gazette, you have lost any morsel of integrity you may have had for neutrality in reporting political news.

One example: an Oct. 21 column by Adam Sullivan, “Iowans know character counts, and Trump has no good character.”

In the following statement, “The president lies all the time — about his business record, his accomplishments in office, his associations with shady dudes and much more. Perhaps most despicably, he lies about the infectious disease pandemic ravaging our nation, potentially putting lives at unnecessary risk.” Where is one lie listed that is based on fact? The broad stroke “lies all the time,” is an example of judging Trump’s character without basis on fact.

Since my move back to Iowa last year I have been unable to find one article that colors President Donald Trump in a good light. He is our president. Show him the respect he deserves. Republicans had to show respect for the previous president for eight long years or be called racists. It used to be to be called a racist, one had to be proven to hate a minority. Now that word is slung around like snow in the wintertime.

Furthermore, employ journalists, those who research and get to the truth. Once they unearth the truth, report it. Then it’s The Gazette’s responsibility to publish it.

Donna Dufoe Sims

Center Point

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