Editor, Webster County Citizen:
I’m writing in regards to an article that was featured in the July 17 issue, “PhoToad” to be more specific.
As a lifelong lover of journalism and a person who has read this paper for a long time, I found the PhoToad article about the lady named Terracotta to be extremely lacking in taste, tact and professionalism.
To read the editor Wehmer and Officer Davis making light of her situation, as well as showing the same photo of her sleeping on two separate pages, I believe, was beneath the dignity of what both journalists and police officers should strive to live up to. I want to know how they would feel if it was them or a relative being made fun of in such a way by well-respected public service workers in our small town or anyone for that matter?
The woman featured committed a crime, yes, but the line about her needing tags from Family Dollar so she could sell her stuff was particularly tasteless as was the rest of it. I just hope that in the future the editor takes all of this into consideration.
Lastly, I would like my words to be featured in the paper, but I don’t expect them to be because I know that in small towns dissenting opinions aren’t always welcomed. Still I hope that this paper will have more interesting things to report on in place of this weekly roast article.
Thank you for your time.
James C. Young, Seymour