Letters to the Editor

This is Viewpoints for Sunday, April 7, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks Thursday during the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.
President Donald Trump speaks Thursday during the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. AP

Most of media should apologize to president

I doubt that anyone at the telegraph actually read the rant by Lorraine Ali on the front page of your March 30 Living section. If anyone had/has read it, shame on you. The piece was apparently written by another Trump-hating member of the so-called press and laid the blame of the New Zealand shooting squarely at the president’s feet. What? We’re getting so damn tired of this. You people have no shame at all, will say and/or print the most outrageous lies about the president. How about you and your fellow conspirators in the press apologize to the president for telling blatant lies and other absurdities about him for the last two years about this collusion hoax while your special prosecutor completely exonerated him from any such foolishness.

Our media, both print and most cable news, has completely abandoned any pretense of fairness and decorum when reporting news about the president. It’s a sad day in America. Thanks God for Fox News Channel, Bill O’Reilly, and Rush Limbaugh. I’m almost looking forward to the day when your paper finally tanks and you people have to find a real job.

Jerry Norris,

Warner Robins,

Unfair treatment by City Council

I am ashamed of the way Jennifer Parsons was treated at a recent Warner Robins City Council meeting. As a citizen, she had a right to speak her opinions at the meeting. She obviously was not speaking as police spokesperson that time. Of course, I know that if the chief forbids her to do so, she will have to obey him. However, it is unseemly for a council member to discourage her from speaking her thoughts at a council meeting.

City Council is supposed to represent their constituents, not their own personal feelings. It so happens that some of their constituents want to know Ms. Parsons’ thoughts about the recent ouster of Chief Evans. To upbraid her angrily is not professional.

Susan L. Ganus,

Warner Robins

Puzzling Trump behavior

I do not understand why President Trump reversed his decision to increase sanctions on North Korea. His press sectary said it was because the president likes the North Korean leader. Did the North Korean leader contact the president and make him an offer he could not refuse? The president does not have to reveal the details but he should explain why. The North Koreans are masters at playing us. I hope the president knows what he is doing.

I do not understand why President Trump keeps making derogatory comments about John McCain. McCain was a naval aviator who spent five years as a POW. The Vietnamese offered to release him but he refused because he wanted to stay with his fellow prisoners. McCain was a senator. He was a maverick. He did not support all of the president’s policies. McCain is dead. The president should stop his vicious personal attacks. Some of the presidents most ardent supports are following his example and are attacking is widow and daughter. This is petty and morally wrong.

Jim Costello,