- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)6
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- State Supreme Court rules against congressman's mother in dog-kennel defamation case (4/27/17)1
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
Hollywood fever strikes the Missourian
To the editor:
The front page of Tuesday's Missourian shamelessly submitted to Hollywood fever while its Opinion page remained ever faithful to the far right. The paper chose to glorify and idolize the C-rate actor Johnny Knoxville (whose rise to fame on MTV featured a stunt in which he was locked inside a portable toilet which was then tipped over by a crane, allowing the contents of the toilet to be spilled on him) while at the same time featuring Cape Girardeau's second most popular neo-con, David Limbaugh.
Even our own prosecutor, Morley Swingle, was stricken. I wonder if Mr. Swingle would've prosecuted if the 13-year-old boy who, in the hopes of recreating a stunt performed by Mr. Knoxville known as "Human Steak," covered himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire lived in Cape Girardeau County.
It's nice to see the Missourian's political and moral ideology will change every time a movie studio wants to throw some money around. I m not a fan of David Limbaugh either, but at least we'll never see Hillary Clinton co-authoring his column.
BRIAN GABLE, Cape Girardeau