Hostility dominates 'Running at the Mouth'


Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2001

I read Jerry Reinwand's My Turn in Friday's newspaper. Thank you Jerry. I could not agree more with his comments about Word of Mouth. In its present form, it does more to divide and show an angry, hostile side of Juneau than any tourism or mining or "build a new high school" debate. The column does very little to foster a warm and healthy community - a community that is Juneau. How about this - if the Empire feels that they must continue to print "Running at the Mouth," how about printing only positive and complimentary items - ones that make us all feel good about living in Juneau, not unattributable, smearing comments (many of which have no basis of fact) that divide our town. Leave those for individuals who have the courage to sign their name, which will force them to get the facts before they write. I would encourage our publisher and editor to consider a change - a change for the better. Try it for a week and see how the community responds.

Kirby Day


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