Part of the problem with today’s society is people think that they have the right to say anything they want to without any repercussions. Being in the newspaper business we can assure you nothing could be further from the truth, and we therefore make a concerted effort to pick and choose our words correctly.
Gone are the days of cordiality and respecting one’s position or character. We cite specifically the outright comments that people are making about our governor, Tate Reeves. To go a step further, our former president Barrack Obama.
Both of these men were elected to their office and because of that they are owed respect whether you voted for them or not.
Reeves has made his comments open to the public over Facebook since the pandemic swept across our state. But the comments and the lack of respect he is shown are ridiculous. First graders know better than to make comments like those that are being posted real time.
Mother sure had it right when she said, “If you can’t say something nice then say nothing at all.”
Some of readers are going to take exception to this statement, but comment in the right context is what newspapers do.
If people realized the liability they take with some of the postings they make they would be less likely to present their opinions so publicly.