Letter to the Editor: Treece: Disappointed and irritatedWritten by Dock Treece | | firstname.lastname@example.org
After reading Michael S. Miller’s Oct. 17 editorial “Iott should exit, stage reich,” I had to say I was more than a little disappointed, not to mention irritated.
As the editor of The Best Weekly Newspaper in Ohio (for two straight years), how dare he insult the intelligence of his readers, as he did in his article? Does he really believe that we can’t separate a person’s acting from his or her true character? I suppose that Tom Cruise is also a Nazi, since he played one in “Valkyrie”; George Clooney is an expert thief (“Ocean’s 11”); and through some kind of movie-picture magic Ray Romano is really a woolly mammoth, since his voice was used for one in the children’s movie “Ice Age.”
The typical Toledo Free Press reader is more intelligent than that, and we would hope that the typical voter is smarter than that.
One of the greatest presidents in the history of our country was a professional actor. And yet leftists seem to conveniently forget that longtime U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Va.) was not only a member of the Ku Klux Klan, but a recruiter and leader on the local level.
Furthermore, while we may not be the closest of friends, I think I know Miller well enough to say with relative certainty that he is not clairvoyant, and he does not know Mr. Iott’s inner thoughts. Only God knows man’s inner thoughts, so he seem to be holding himself in very high esteem.
I wish someone would tell me just what has happened to this country. How is it that a bona fide war hero who was tortured for years (only to be made fun of for it while campaigning) loses a presidential election to a community organizer who has no credentials and has admitted to using cocaine?
And now Miller would rather see the voters of this district re-elect a corrupt career politician over a smart businessman with a love for history? For shame!
In the interest of fair, unbiased journalism, I would ask that Toledo Free Press run an article showing pictures of other reenactments in which Mr. Iott has taken part, as well as some of his other accomplishments and contributions to the community. For the press to publish and dwell on just one controversial photo, rather than tell the whole story, is exactly the type of thing Toledo Free Press has stood against in the past, and it should again now.
Dock D. Treece is president of Treece Investment Advisory Corp.