To The Daily Sun,
l picked up a copy of the Weirs Times the other day on my way out the local supermarket, not for the letters or commentary, all of which are overtly far-right, but for the comics and puzzles. The paper has become the print version of Fox News, but hey, at least it is free. I was quite surprised though, to see my recent letter to the editor published in The Laconia Daily Sun, copied almost verbatim in a column by Niel Young.
I say almost verbatim, because he added words to my letter in quotes no less: "The ultimate shout-down in politics is to compare a political opponent to Adolph Hitler." That was not in my letter. Many believe that Trump and his actions are indeed fascist, but I do not think he is Adolph Hitler, and I find his addition of that sentence to my letter to be very troubling.
He went on to invite me on his radio show and promised that I would be "treated as a lady guest should be." He ended with a call for "Clarity, my good woman." My assumption is that Mr. Young is from a bygone time when it was still okay to think that women needed to be treated differently then men. And "my good woman" is an offensive expression used to show the speaker thinks that he or she is more important than the woman he or she is speaking to.
So no, I won't be going on his radio show and I am only writing this letter to ask that he apologize for misrepresenting my letter. I did not bother writing to the Weirs Times as they would no doubt not publish anything that does not bash the left and it appears Mr. Young does read this paper.
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