Thursday, January 18, 2018
Opinion

Journalists are helping to divide ethnic groups

Division in our world

Journalists have hand in divisions

I have written other letters before, and some got published, and for that I am grateful. When I feel passionate about something, I need to share it.

But to go in another direction, anytime I write something that may not be politically correct in the editor's eyes, it gets ignored.

The paper has enormous power to influence people and the way they think. It is a gross misjustice to choose one side and slander the other. It's very clear the paper is pro-Democrat. By the way, the Democrat Party is the party that tried to keep slavery. The Republicans were the ones to vote it out and fight a war over it. True journalists would research this.

We need to talk about the elephant in the room. To ignore it is a path to continued failure and further division in our society. To continue to drive a wedge between ethnic groups to sell papers is criminal in my eyes.

Where have all the true journalists gone? Our country is so divided, and I don't like it. Would you please consider what you write before more people die needlessly?

I am sure this will be trash-canned. But I had to express my feeling before the mass media kills someone else.

Andrew Harbuck, Spring Hill

USDA labeling is sorely lacking

At a popular Florida grocery chain, I recently wanted to purchase a package of ground beef. But the package I might have purchased did not list the percentages of actual fat and beef involved. I was told, after the USDA was questioned, that the USDA does not require such definite labeling of percentages — only that the package cannot exceed 30 percent fat for the package to be labeled ground beef. Thus there is no way to determine value involved, and that approaches fraud.

The state must not allow such lack of acceptable full disclosure labeling to continue. The USDA should not determine Florida's protection of consumers.

Charles Gordon, Brooksville

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