In her recent column, Herald Leader editorial writer Jaci Carfagno rehashes Donald Trump’s flaws and laments that his victory felt sexist and “personal.” While her offense is well-presented, the reader wonders how Carfagno has been personally damaged by Trump.
Many Trump voters were really #NeverHillary voters. They could not stomach another four years of bad economic policy and the imposition of activist judges.
Some of those voters can point to specific, current policies which have harmed them personally. When Hillary promoted policies that would put coal miners “out of business.” It likely sounded personal to coal miners.
This paper’s endorsement of Clinton was breathtaking in its omissions. A newspaper interested in serious journalism, rather than genitalia, would have spelled out her deeds alongside the relevant, possibly violated sections of the Espionage Act. Let the readers decide.
A serious newspaper would have reminded its readers that “her emails” were really “our emails.” If a secretary of state sells the office for personal political gain, it feels personal to people who love this country.
Carfagno frets about words. Those who saw the choice differently focused on deeds. Pick your adjectives, including “criminal,” to describe them. An honest woman would have crushed him.
Cameron S. Schaeffer