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Hatred short on specifics

After reading Shawn Vestal’s column of Tuesday Oct 27 (“One voice should not drown out the others”) opposing the Spokesman’s endorsement of President Trump, I wish to comment. Vestal says about Trump: “… what a bigot and bully he is, what a moral failure, what a disgraceful four years he has dumped upon this nation.” I would ask Vestal to actually elaborate on specifics and try to name call less.

Did Trump’s tax cuts for working stiffs annoy Vestal? Did Trump’s raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires by limiting their state tax write-offs to $10,000 hurt Vestal’s feelings? Does Trump’s policies of bringing our troops home from stupid foreign wars annoy Vestal? (I know Boeing and Patty Murray don’t like bringing our troops home from Syria-Iraq-Afghanistan-Germany.)

Does Trump’s increased popularity among Blacks and Hispanics compared to 4 years ago reflect Trump’s racism? Does Trump’s opposition to peaceful burning and looting irritate Vestal ? I imagine Shawn opposes holding China to account, returning manufacturing to the United States and a booming economy for everyone. Does he think living in squalor in boarded-up Democrat cities is cool?

Trump should tweet less … but the major news media should not pretend they are fair and unbiased. The media outlets shouldn’t just hate and name-call … but should consider policy / explain policy / and analyze results. News outlets and writers should get back to actual journalism and avoid the censorship and anger of news that doesn’t favor their personal views.

Ken Hills



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