The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:00 am


Holcomb's reaction had no place in article

On Oct. 1, there was an interesting article reporting Gov. Eric Holcomb's reasons for moving the COVID-19 reopening to Stage Five, certainly news most of us are interested in and want to read to be updated and informed.

At the end of the article, I was appalled and disgusted with Niki Kelly, who weaved into the front-page report, “on an unrelated topic,” and reported on Holcomb's reaction to the debate of the president and former Vice President Joe Biden. Many of us watched the debate, and it was not the most productive discussion, more of a war in words (which, by the way, is one of the definitions of a debate). However, the key moments of the night were not what Kelly shrewdly tried to weave into the article that clearly did not belong in a discussion about COVID-19.

In my opinion, it was another attempt to try to lead readers into believing Donald Trump supports white supremacy. Let those few people who still purchase the news(?)paper read the articles most important to them and not try to mislead them with the headline then switch with suggestive and false reporting. Most people vote for the person by what they have done for our country, and their record. Judge for yourself, but don't try to deceive the uninformed.

President Trump has done more for the black communities than many of our former presidents. God Bless America, and don't forget to vote and wash your hands!

Jo Schwartz


Kindness at Kroger

The afternoon of Sept. 27, I was shopping at Kroger on North Clinton Street.

As I was getting ready to check out, a lady came over and said she was paying my bill.

I was in shock and told her she did not have to do that. She insisted, so I let her.

I don't know who she is, but I want to thank her very much. I have also done this from time to time, but this is the first time I've been on the receiving end.

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will continue to pay it forward.

Mike Lambert

Fort Wayne

Contrasting styles offer example on leadership

Leadership sets the tone and leads by example in any household, organization or community.

I plan to vote for Republican Eric Holcomb for governor because I find him to be intelligent, empathetic, fiscally responsible and responsive to his constituents regardless of political affiliation. President Donald Trump will not receive my vote, however, because the tone he sets for our nation is chaotic, angry, selfish, fearful, impulsive and divisive. I invite others to put the country ahead of the party, and vote for Joe Biden.

Trump's actions and inability to lead and unite make him unworthy of representing the Republican Party and our great nation. His history is one of draft evasion, tax evasion, selfishness, lying, cheating, alienating and belittling. Our nation's current tone of unrest, division and uncertainty set by Donald Trump is dangerous and escalating.

What kind of country and world do you want to live in?

Mike Post

Fort Wayne

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Letters related to the Nov. 3 election must be received by noon on Oct. 26 to be considered.

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