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Not everyone reads Tidewater News

Published 10:36am Saturday, December 15, 2012

To the Editor:

I recently read two stories about trash fees, or ‘trash tax’ as I like to call it.

The staff writer assumes that all that don’t read The Tidewater News are ignorant (“Who has burden,” Nov 28). The writer actually quotes Ben Franklin.

I am very disappointed by the assumption. The writer does realize we are in a rural area. I must say believe it or not, not everyone reads The Tidewater News.

I am sure the subscription is not free. The residents in my town are on fixed incomes. I myself do not read papers of any kind that aren’t online. I can read most for free on my iPad.

The county could have handled this better. The Tidewater News should be embarrassed. The writer should apologize.

My last thought, to quote my mother, “if you are not willing to sign you name to something, then shut up!”

So Mr. or Ms. staff writer, the next time you choose to insult the readers of your tiny newspaper, sign your name, or just be quiet.

Larry Smith
Ivor

Editor’s note: The letter writer is referring to an editorial, which is the opinion of the newspaper, not a staff member.

  • kingradman

    my point exactly “WHO” wrote the editorial? Its a humans opinon ?isnt it

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  • Liberty With Responsibility

    Editor’s note: The letter writer is referring to an editorial, which is the opinion of the newspaper, not a staff member.

    Q: How does an object, like a newspaper, have an “opinion?
    Are there no humans in charge?

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  • DryRain

    Larry sure made a strong point.

    I don’t subscribe to any newspaper and seldom watch the news. When I called Public Works one day to ask a question they must have assumed everyone in the City must read the Tidewater News. If Public Works changes the way they have been doing something for years and years why not put the information in our utility bill are hand deliver them like they do the information on our drinking water contamination. The woman that answered the phone for PW was very pleasant, it was one of the men had the attitude.

    What percentages of households in the City of Franklin get the Tidewater News?

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