Letters to the editor
January 22, 2013
Reader sees columns as anti-Democrat
I have a real problem with Ann Bednarski’s columns, which are too often permeated with hatred-laced statements toward Democratic leaders.
Bednarski’s latest masterpiece, erroneously entitled “Plans and goals for this New Year,” contained examples which are worth noting. She states that Sen. Reid, who has been returned to the U.S. Senate by the people of Nevada, should be placed under citizen’s arrest for failing to pass a budget. She accuses him of being more interested in starting a National Boxing League than in the needs of Nevadans, and she thinks he does not take his position as senator seriously. Did Republican John Ensign take his position as senator seriously?
She also states that President Obama was off on “yet another of his exorbitant vacations” immediately following the fiscal cliff vote. Ms. Bednarski made absurd observations throughout her column, many of which appear to be biased and unfair. Reid was continuously re-elected to the Senate because a majority of Nevadans were satisfied with his performance. As to Obama’s so-called exorbitant vacations, is she aware that all presidents often return to their home states for vacation and many presidents have taken significantly more time away from Washington than our current president?
I believe a career educator and journalist owes the reader open-mindedness, objectivity and factual comments when she writes columns which are political in nature. I suggest the Nevada Appeal consider placing a disclaimer at the conclusion of her future political commentaries informing the public that the newspaper does not necessarily agree with her slanted viewpoints.
Martin J. Fischer
Student seeks information on Silver State
Each member of our class is working on a project called the “Parade of States.” We are responsible for gathering as much as information as we can from a number of sources.
I have chosen Nevada for my state. If any of your readers would help me out by sending any pictures, postcards, a used license plate, facts, products, etc. from your state, it would be greatly appreciated.
Please send information to “Cascade Christian Schools,” 601 Ninth Ave. SE, Puyallup, Wash., 98372.