Monday, January 14, 2013
Dear Editor Judy Watts,
I used to enjoy the small town feel of the SJS but do not find the new philosophy pleasant at all.
Besides disagreeing politically with most of the slants you have on local politics, it seems there is so much negativity on your news pages.
Most recently, the December 26 issue with all the big murder stories of the year was as unpleasant a Christmas gift as I could ask for. I don't know what you were thinking when you dragged up stories that victims may be trying to forget. I, for one, did not appreciate seeing my daughter, Hali Jenkins, picture - AGAIN- on the front page. Her involvement in the Aurora theater shooting was traumatic for all of us yet you felt it was acceptable to REplay the drama for headline effects.
I must tell you that I feel for the others who opened the paper that day to see their story retold, saw their picture reprinted, and had to read about the death or near death of their loved one. The Christmas season is hard enough on people who have lost loved ones, and also for the parents of murderers who must live with the realities of their children's actions.
I've read many articles in your paper that have poor research, misquotes, and omitted details. I've also looked for my own letters to the editor that don't get printed and see your newspapers leftist slant in most articles and editorials you print. Yet this front page hit me harder than anything you have done that affected me personally in the past and I do not appreciate it at all. Wouldn't the day after Christmas be a great time to tell about some good news?
Try practicing better judgment in the future, unless you want to continue to find your free papers left all over people’s lawns to be melted in the rain.