Nothing funny about the big lie
I am writing to express my frustration over the cartoon by Rivers published Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Letters to the Editor section. The Dispatch failed in its code of journalistic ethics in publishing a cartoon that deliberately spreads mis/disinformation.
The cartoon hints that President Biden is a corrupt mobster and that he is in charge of the FBI. Both allegations are false and although people disagree vehemently about his success as a president, these suggestions are untrue.
Note that I am not suggesting the editors censor political opinions with which I don’t agree. Far from it. What I do object to is that this cartoon caters to all kinds of conspiracy theories by suggesting the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and the questions about Jan. 6 are a “witch hunt.”
The cartoon I’m referring to plays to allegations that the “government” and “the Democrats” are out to get Trump. This is factually incorrect and I think the Dispatch should not be in the business of publishing material that supports the “big lie.” It is called the big lie for a reason, because it is a related. That is the fact.
Karen Eliot, Columbus
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Join the Big Table
Bridgeland encouraged Americans to work together for solutions to the multitude of problems we face at the local, national and world levels. (I’m sorry he couldn’t convince his former boss Rob Portman to heed his advice during his final term in the Senate.)
Now it is time for the citizens to examine the part they can play to bring the country together. A wonderful opportunity for that is available on Oct 6. The Columbus Foundation’s Big Table event takes place that day. Everyone can take part in a local community discussion of topics of their choice.
You may want to tackle cars with loud mufflers racing on the streets and freeways of Columbus or Russia’s war against Ukraine. Or any subject in between. Then list action plans that you can take as a group or individually. Follow up on those plans! Don’t leave it to others.
After the Big Table, look closely at the candidates for each office on the ballot Nov 8.
Check the records of the incumbent candidate, look at the opponent’s history and accomplishments. Do not watch the ads. Decide which individual is best equipped to help you carry out the actions you planned at the Table.
Verify your registration at votelookup.ohiosos.gov or be sure you register to vote by Oct 11. Then vote.
How many times have you heard, If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem? Which are you?
Catherine Logsdon, Columbus