On a regular basis, I was blessed to have community members and readers like Kate Newton speak up for me, online, in person and I appreciate all of you.
Today, the comment posted below was made on one of my blog posts by "Majestic Mountain Mother."
"Small town political bullshit. The truth is the truth. There is a lot of A FEW GOOD MEN crap in this town. Jessep: You want answers? Kaffee: I want the truth! Jessep: You can't handle the truth! Some people think the truth is only good if it shines the bright light on the right people. Well people, the truth can hurt and just because you don't like it doesnt make it not true. John Chiv doesn't sugar coat the facts, he just reports them. This has made him unpopular, but a true journalist isn't running a popularity contest. Sure there are things we might personally do different but John says it like it is and takes the crap that is slung at him. If you think you can do better, you go sit in the court rooms, listen to the gore and all the case facts, and report the truth without the sugar coating and political tiptoeing around the tough stuff. I bet you wouldn't have the guts to do it. John doesn't worry about who might be mad, he just does his job! People need to stop "shooting the messenger", as they say. If you have concerns or questions, haul yourself down to the Court House and listen for yourself. Until then, kiss off. Of note, I've never even met John. I just find his reporting to be honest, and given the people he pisses off, I'm confident it's true. "