The Sun has no compunction in using its editorial right to a free press when telling citizens of Dracut and other communities how they should vote or act on issues at any time.
I had to laugh at its heading on the Aug. 15 editorial, “Why not vent your frustration?” Yes, as long as it is “politically correct.”
On that same day’s editorial page, a Dracut resident expressed the view of the silent majority very well. There is a silent majority in Dracut. However, the vocal minority gets the press. We see the silent majority come alive whenever an override is being considered.
The media today and, for quite a few years now, have lost, in most cases, their objectivity, along with many other requirements of good journalism, including the willingness to tell their readers verified truth. Placating and/or pandering seem to be the norm.
Example: a recent editorial about a memorial to a fallen Dracut veteran, because of a promise supposedly made over 10 years ago, seems to have been written without any attempt to verify whether the promise was ever made and by whom and how long ago. Was it weeks or years ago and what was really promised?
Again, the editorial of Aug. 20 says “Dracut stands behind Memorial Park ‘Pledge.'” Four out of five politicians, voting on any issue, ought not be construed as “Dracut” or its people, standing behind any political pledge or promise that was never verified — especially a political promise.
As a World War II veteran, I want to see every veteran get his just due and Dracut, like most other communities, has done so in many different ways. I doubt, however, that any veteran would expect those whom he or she died for to spend $590,000 on a memorial that was supposedly promised 10 years ago. “Political Sincerity”?
Roger L. Daigle
96 Harold Ave., Dracut