In support of columnist
(Editor's Note: This letter to the editor was published in the April 21 issue of the Lovely County Citizen. It is referenced in another letter to the editor that appears on today's Opinion page.)
I read your column from March 31 and was glad to see you standing up for yourself. Hang in there. You're doing a great job and, apparently, some folks are trying to drag you down with innuendo and falsehoods. That's a shame, and you were right to be offended.
May I point out, also, that there is no litmus test for Rust newspapers regarding politics. We support and encourage editorial freedom at each paper. Some editorial pages do slant right. Others slant left. Largely, these opinion pages are reflective of the people and perspectives within each different community. Someone who is trying to shame you one way or another has their own agenda to put you on the defensive or to malign your enterprise, and it's not about the quality of the reporting in the LCC. Sounds kind of like a tactic Donald Trump would employ, eh?
Thanks for working for the Lovely County Citizen -- and Rust Communications!
All My Best,
Jon K. Rust