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Letters 05-14-2012

- May 14th, 2012  

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Tuttle right on Time

That article was 100 percent spot-on!

My uniquely effective high school English composition instructor directed his students, with each assignment of a paper that required citations of source material, “If you decide to include Time Magazine in your bibliography, please save me the trouble and go ahead and put a red ‘F’ at the top of your paper.”

His disdain for their editorial standards was total, and appropriately so.

I have my personal nominee for “Time Magazine Nonsensical Cover Hyperbole:” a couple of years ago the cover displayed the well-known photo of Bono, arms thrown wide to display the American flag lining of his jacket; the superimposed title asked “Bono - Can He Save the World?” It’s time (hmmm, very apt) for the editors of that rag to admit that they know they are publishing a comic book, but they’re too lazy to learn to draw cartoons.

Good job, Stephen.

John Parsons • Traverse City

Cartoon insulting

I was insulted by Jen Sorensen’s cartoon in the April 30th edition of the Express. The illustration and implication that people that run large companies spend their careers trashing the earth, buying politicians, mistreating and insulting their employees and then retiring to a life of philanthropy is just another tired and worn-out incorrect caricature.

While there may be a small percentage of the populace that is this kind of person, the vast majority of people that have succeeded and prospered in America invested in themselves and their companies, as well as invested in their communities throughout their careers, not just at the end.

My guess is that most people that pick up the Express may only take the time to look at the pictures and read the cartoons, like this one.

Sadly, when many readers should be learning the details from the great stories and features that you offer, they will only be getting reinforcement of a tired, incorrect and over used stereotype that appears in a chintzy cartoon.

Rob Ford • Elk Rapids

Ticket policy flawed

Lily Tomlin @ Opera House tickets - the City Opera House requires the purchase of 3 events in order to buy Tomlin tickets! I am on limited income but have always wanted to see her performance. Crappy policy! Was going to buy 2 tickets.

Paul Goodman • Beulah

EDITOR'S NOTE: Tickets for all events at the City Opera House are currently available in season ticket packages. This is true for all performances, not just those by Lily Tomlin.

Gunsmiths not weird

I always read the Express when I eat at Big Al’s Pizza in Manistee and have always had respect for it until now.

Concerning issue Vol. 22 No. 18 in “News of the Weird,” I am offended and confused as to why Mr. Shepherd would mark a man who likes hobby gunsmithing as “weird.”

Granted, some gunsmiths can be a little opinionated, but this biased story doesn’t belong in “News of the Weird,” and, in fact, there is no story at all.

Nolan Kerry • Manistee

 
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