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Editorial cartoon like trash talk

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Regarding the editorial cartoon published on Friday, April 20 ... (it) shows an uneducated, biased opinion about Republicans and conservatives. Those kinds of cartoons, which obviously you select, are offensive to me and those people I know who are Republicans.

It has no place in a small community newspaper. Of course, the majority of area residents are Democrats. I know many are very liberal, but it would be just as offensive to picture them as jackasses who smoke dope, don’t work and take welfare, are communists and don’t believe in God. Such a stupid generalization about them would be equally offensive.

The Optic needs to elevate itself and exercise real journalism by promoting knowledge with facts and a sense of fairness in its dialogue with the community. The cartoon and those like it are no better than trash talk!

Janet Schwandt
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