Cherokee Scout censorship of Letters to the Editor

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Lee Hat

Statesville, NC

#1 Dec 11, 2012
Recently wrote a letter to the Scout expressing concerns that I have with Obamacare. The Scout refused to print it in their Opinion Column and I suspect so because the Editorial Board is comprised of Democrats. I realize that the Scout is a local paper but nevertheless, it has an obligation to share the opinions of all who reside here regardless of their political affiliation if it truly wants to call itself a "newspaper".

Since: Sep 11

United States

#2 Dec 11, 2012
Lee Hat wrote:
Recently wrote a letter to the Scout expressing concerns that I have with Obamacare. The Scout refused to print it in their Opinion Column and I suspect so because the Editorial Board is comprised of Democrats. I realize that the Scout is a local paper but nevertheless, it has an obligation to share the opinions of all who reside here regardless of their political affiliation if it truly wants to call itself a "newspaper".
In the course of a month there are many letters printed in The Scout calling President Obama a Socialist, a Communist and far, far worse perjoratives. I doubt seriously whether they would "censor" your concerns about the Affordable Health Care Act. Most likely they tried to contact you for verification and were unable to do so. As far as the editorial board goes, Brown is pretty fair, Townsend is a Brit and is most likely non-political and as far as Horne goes, I have never met an ex-Marine from South Georga who was a Democrat. Have you?
Lee Hat

Orlando, FL

#3 Jan 7, 2013
Just got around to reading a response to my comments regarding the Scout Editorial Board. Unfortunately my letter was never published. The substance of my concern focused on the Affordable Care Act void of any reference to the President. Your assumption that I personally attacked him is without foundation. The fact of the matter is that I have written a number of letters to the Editor and have always received their call for confirmation. I spoke to the realities of the Act and it's effect upon seniors. In your reference to Marines you seem to imply that Marines are somehow superior to other branches of the service. Having served in the Army I can only say that we can make up our own mind when it comes to polictics something perhaps that a former Marine cannot do.
Gwen

United States

#5 Jan 11, 2013
creegah wrote:
<quoted text>In the course of a month there are many letters printed in The Scout calling President Obama a Socialist, a Communist and far, far worse perjoratives. I doubt seriously whether they would "censor" your concerns about the Affordable Health Care Act. Most likely they tried to contact you for verification and were unable to do so. As far as the editorial board goes, Brown is pretty fair, Townsend is a Brit and is most likely non-political and as far as Horne goes, I have never met an ex-Marine from South Georga who was a Democrat. Have you?
. You and the Cherokee Scout are full of leftist bullshi*
Lee Hat

Orlando, FL

#6 Jan 16, 2013
There is a move to replace NC's income tax with a sales tax and I find the noise from the left troubling given their comments attacking the move as a gift to the "rich". NC's income tax is repressive. Moving to a sales tax base is a "pro-growth" move meaning jobs for those unemployed or under employed. As of this point the move to a sales tax is in a discussion stage which should be void of the vitriol and divisiness that we see at the national level. It is in the best interest of all in NC to have this discussion.

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