I am writing this letter in response to a Guest Soapbox that was written a few weeks ago by a lady named Tamara Blevins, who I do not know personally.
First of all I would like to say that I commend her for having the courage to take a verbal stand for her beliefs and support for President Donald Trump.
I agree with her explanations on the Trump policies that she mentioned. It seems to me to support President Trump today in any way such as wearing his red MAGA hat (“Make America Great Again”) in public really takes courage because there is so much hate and disdain for Trump supporters out there. It really boggles my mind when I see all of the animosity expressed by the “Trump haters” on television.
However, that being said, I want to say that I strongly disagree with Miss Blevins’ negative comments concerning the editor and writers (i.e., staff) of this newspaper, the Hi-Desert Star. The very fact that the editor printed her letter in the Star shows me that they are not a biased or a one-sided “fake news” newspaper as she claims. Miss Blevins is simply wrong in her verbal attack on the editor, and I personally believe that she owes the editor an apology.
I think that Miss Blevins may be a little confused, and that she’s blaming the editor and the other staff writers of the newspaper for the negative Trump letters that are being submitted to the newspaper by angry Trump haters from the Morongo Basin.
Sometimes it does seem that there are more anti-Trump letters in the Star than there are positive letters for President Trump, but that isn’t the fault of the editor or staff writers of the Hi-Desert Star. (As the saying goes, “Don’t shoot the messenger.)
The real fault and blame of what appears to be an imbalance really lies with the Trump supporters in our Basin who are not taking the time to write the editor and show their support for Donald Trump. If more positive letters for Trump were written, you’d see more balance in the “letters to the editor” section of the newspaper.
In closing, I would like to personally commend the editor and other writers of the Hi-Desert Star for their fair and unbiased way of reporting.
And lastly, I strongly agree with the heading that was used over Miss Blevins’ letter that stated, “Americans should wake up and support Trump before it’s too late.”