Letter to the editor: Summit Daily should decline to publish columns in bad taste | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Letter to the editor: Summit Daily should decline to publish columns in bad taste

Anna Grunwald
Silverthorne

 

Freedom of speech: It’s something that’s such an important concept to our country, our state and our local community.

This shows up clearly in the Summit Daily News, and I’m thankful for that. I believe that both Susan Knopf and Kim McGahey enjoy privileged positions in providing us with their points of view each week.

But I also believe that both should use their columns as opportunities to educate and provide thoughtful commentary – commentary that is grounded in fact and that is delivered in a respectful fashion.



We’re a small community that deserves to debate and agree or disagree openly, but this doesn’t happen when the columns that “represent” liberal and conservative viewpoints only contribute to emotionally charged divisiveness.

To submit a letter to the editor, the instructions note that the Summit Daily reserves the right to edit letters as appropriate and that it may choose not to print letters that are libelous, obscene or in bad taste.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.



My suggestion is that the Summit Daily apply the same standards of truth and decency to the guest columns.

 

 


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.