I just read Mr. Paul Anthony’s opinion on the Views page (“From now on, Views to be positive,” Wednesday, Dec. 4). I could not agree with him more.
A journalist has every right and responsibility to write the truth, the non-sugar coated truth, every time he or she puts pen to paper. You have a First Amendment right to say what is on your mind.
My question to you, Mr. Anthony, is this-are you using the First Amendment to always moan and gripe?
You said, rather sarcastically, I presume, that the Optimist will only print positive views. Well, you never write positive views in the first place. I read your articles every week, or at least every week that you write them, and it seems you never have anything good to say. You gripe about Republicans. You gripe about Democrats. You complain about the bubble here at ACU, then you complain about people who complain about the bubble. You do have a right to say what you want.
You are also a journalist, so you have a responsibility to deliver the truth. But there is more to life and than a dark side. I appreciate your honesty, but there are two sides to every story. Give us the good with the bad, not just your negative opinion. Your journalistic integrity demands it. Do not use your First Amendment right to free speech as an excuse to gripe about everything another student has to say.
senior music major from Iola