- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- Cape Chinese restaurant purchases old Ponderosa property in Perryville (10/10/17)
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- One of Cape's oldest mom-and-pop restaurants opens in new location (10/10/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Ships to stay docked in Cape a week longer (10/10/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Scott City council passes measures to block treatment plant project (10/10/17)1
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