We need to support The Herald’s local journalism

We are long-time Herald subscribers and feel compelled a rebuttal to Langdon Moore’s letter to the editor is necessary regarding The Herald’s donation request and his cost-cutting proposal.

Mr. Moore seems to have no understanding regarding the value of a newspaper. Newspapers are part of our Americana and we should be thankful for the few remaining. We need to support the many different opinions they provide folks in a public forum.

My opening salvo is in regard to the suggestion of firing political columnists. I do not have a working understanding of the contractual intricacies newspapers have; however, my guess is many of the political/op ed columnists are syndicated writers with larger publications (i.e. New York Times, Washington Post etc.) making firing them not an option.

Sports section; there’s nothing that can be done. You can’t blame the messenger when there’s no message. The ‘filler’ info has been decent regarding our local professional and other sport entities.

I believe, Mr. Moore can’t do better for a newspaper $15 a month.

Even if the Herald had all of these writers/reporters to fire what would become of them and their families when the paychecks stop? Not your problem?

Bill Swedman

Duvall

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