Hateful anti-Obama letter distorts truthI was appalled at the June 17 letter to the editor by Wanda Perfield. I am disappointed with the Press-Tribune for publishing such an error-filled, hateful letter. Do you exercise no discretion in what you publish on the Opinion Page? Do you want to help tear down America by propagating political divisiveness and lies? Perfield writes that the president’s approval rating is barely 20 percent. That is false: according to Gallup, the president’s approval rating mid-June is 46 percent, about normal for a third year president. His lowest ever was 41 percent. Perfield writes that most people want Obama impeached or tried for treason. Really? On what charges, do you suppose? You’d think there’d be headlines if that were even half true. Perfield writes that Obama won’t wear the American flag lapel pin and then misquoted an explanation. That was an old 2007 campaign season issue that is no longer valid. Perfield writes that Obama makes no bones about being against the U.S. Constitution — a completely made-up lie. He took an oath to preserve, protect and defend it. Opinion is one thing, and nearly everyone deserves to have theirs published in the Press-Tribune. Misinformation (lies, if you will) does not deserve to be published, and I would think that news professionals know the difference in examples this obvious. From now on, I’m going to have to read the Press-Tribune in my garage before deciding if I should bring it in the house.John Ireland, Nampa
Mr. Ireland appears to have gotten Ol' Wander's wicket. He pretty well knocks holes in her indefensible position regarding Mr. Obama. Wanda, and others, need to know what they are talking about before jumping into the frying pan.