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Press: Don’t Demonize Sandi Bloem

If you're looking for someone who disagrees with something Mayor Sandi Bloem has voted for, voted against or decided on her own, count us in. We've criticized her decisions before, and we're pretty sure we'll do it again. But we're not jumping on the bandwagon of those who are taking personal potshots at the mayor because of differences in perspective. We wonder how many people lambasting Bloem for the kind of person they think she is have actually sat down and talked with her, one on one. Because McEuen Park is the municipal powderkeg of public opinion, and the mayor happens to have a very strong sense of what that property should become, she has somehow earned the title of Public Enemy No. 1/Mike Patrick, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Why do people today tend to demonize those with whom they disagree, rather than simply realize that good people can have opposing views?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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