A new subscriber to the Herald, I asked myself about a recent article, “Is this pandering article reflective of the Herald’s editorial perspective or is it just bad journalism?” (“Backing the blue: A call to speak out draws more than 200,” The Herald, July 18).
The real stories here are the lawlessness of protesters in defiance of the governor’s mandate to mask-up in close quarters, and the Snohomish County Republican party’s shameful disregard of the public’s health by sponsoring this event without addressing the spread of Covid. Neither were touched upon by the reporter.
Freedom of speech does not support the wilful spreading of disease any more than it does the burning of buildings. Lawbreakers are lawbreakers, even if they’re blue.