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Liberal whining

I’m tired of the whining from your liberal readers about the well written, thoughtful and stimulating editorials authored by Keith Hansen.

They provide a needed balance from the liberal views of the Washington Post and other editorial pieces.

It is disturbing to me that liberals who profess to be the true guardians of American ideals cannot embrace the free speech guarantees of the First Amendment when it comes to reading or listening to views opposite of their own beliefs. That they would silence people who disagree with them is scary indeed.

The Brainerd Dispatch has made a number of sound journalistic improvements, including a more balanced editorial policy – and one that frequently touches on the challenges faced by our state and nation. Heaven forbid that we would only be exposed the constant liberal editorial fodder of publications like the Minneapolis Tribune with hardly any diversity of opinion.

Keep up the good work, Mr. Hansen. I may not agree with everything you say, but as a tolerant American who believes in the protections of our Constitution, I will defend your right to say it and the publication that provides you that forum.

Gary Dawson


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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