Letters to the Editor

To the Editor,

What on earth is going on? The truth is breaking out in droves from the most unlikely of sources. Kudos to G. Chambers Williams III of The Courier News for renewing my faith in journalism. In his article “Going Up,” he stated in regard to Norris raising fees on trash collection, “Ledford cited diesel-fuel prices and the Consumer Price Index, which both have increased dramatically since President Biden took office in January 2021.” Mr. Williams deserves a Pulitzer Prize for having the courage to tell the truth. Kudos to Mr. Williams for his intellectual honesty and courage.

Today, NPR is having a meltdown due to Senior Business Editor Uri Berliner’s recent article “I’ve Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust” stating that NPR “veered toward efforts to damage or topple Trump’s presidency.” In other words, over time, NPR descended into an environment whereby its employees tried to make the news rather than report the news.

Berliner wrote that “when the Mueller report found no credible evidence of collusion, NPR’s coverage was notably sparse.” Berliner also stated “What’s worse is to pretend it never happened, to move on with no mea culpas, no self-reflection.”

For having the audacity to tell the truth about false narratives, will Mr. Berliner celebrate his 26th year at NPR? Kudos to Mr. Berliner for his intellectual honesty and courage.

Recently, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated, “The Democrat party is now the party of war,” and “57% of Americans could not put their hands on $1,000 if they have an emergency.”

Mr. Kennedy is now ridiculed by his former party and his family for displaying this courage and intellectual honesty. My hat is off to Mr. Kennedy.

We need more people in public discourse with principles like Mr. Williams, Mr. Berliner and Mr. Kennedy. The media (and politicians) should not sugarcoat soaring inflation, societal erosion and endless wars just for the sake of protecting a political ideology.

Sam Foust

Norris, TN