- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
Letters read like fill-in-the-blanks
To the editor:
I was astonished that the Missourian ran three obviously plagiarized form letters in the Wednesday edition. I wonder where Alan Journet, Emma Franklin and Paul Botch all found the same radical-environmentalist talking points? Maybe on an action network mass e-mailing that Journet sends out from his Sierra Club Web site?
All the letters were remarkably similar in format: at the top, blast the Bush administration policies; in the middle, bring up corporate payback or conspirators, buddies or cronies and say "suppressed or ignored scientific evidence"; and at the close, blast the Bush administration and indirectly hint or call for a vote for John Kerry.
I must admit though, there was one thing more astonishing than reading back-to-back-to-back liberal form letters in Missourian: that Journet had the intestinal fortitude to call himself an independent anything. Right, he's almost as independent as Dan Rather and CBS.
JOHN MITCHELL, Fruitland