Letters to the editor – Thursday – 3-2-17
Country needs media and the press
After hearing that President Trump was only allowing certain members of the press in on some press conferences, it really made me start thinking. What do we have in the White House? It seems to me that if you don’t agree with Mr. Trump then you are out.
It is true that today we have news 24/7. I am a firm believer that the press is the other arm of government. If it comes to the point the media is shut out, what is going to happen to this country?
We don’t need a president that is so childlike he tweets. I don’t think the Republicans have what it takes to stand up to him. They have to know what he is doing is all kinds of wrong. As for the Democrats, they are fighting an uphill battle.
My final thought is, without the media and the press, this country is going to be lost. So for us folks who still believe in our great country, I urge all of us to write, email and call our state and federal representatives. Let them know how we feel. Let them know we are here. Remind them and ask them where they would be without the media and the press.
I am hoping and praying that things will changes. We must remember that as citizens we must be heard.
— Linda S. Efird
Kyle Petty’s performance at the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra concert on Feb. 4 really touched me. I never knew he played guitar, much less wrote and performed his own music.
He also had great rapport with the Fifth-Grade Honors Chorus, 134 area students who were fantastic in appearance and musical ability.
In addition, Conductor David Hagy never ceases to amaze; he works tirelessly to bring superb music to all ages, making all our lives a little bit better for it.
It was the first time I have attended any event at Keppel that boasted such a large crowd. There were only a few seats left.
What an enjoyable afternoon! Bravo, Salisbury Symphony!
— Diane Goodnight
The writer is responding to an opinion column in the Feb. 23 Post, “5 ways to avoid Swedish terror gaffes.”
Article by Margaret Sullivan on Trump reporting terror in Sweden is a great example of fake news.
Someone should do some homework and correct this, but I doubt that you will given your liberal bias. As Trump would say, sad, very sad!
— Forrest Hammer