Making a preemptive strike on our Opinion page

Sadly, many don’t believe in opinions anymore. They believe their opinions are facts & those who oppose them are wrong. This was brought to us in large part by Karl Rove who brought us “W” (Bush Jr.) by making McCain look like he had made an illegitimate baby with a black woman so he couldn’t be trusted. It wasn’t true, but it is sad to think that we still have so much racism in this country that a tactic like that would work. From there, many have learned the tactic of leaking a lie to lower level people (preferably not part of the campaign) so they can spread the false rumors.
And, of course, today, we have Fox News listed as “Entertainment” so that they can legally lie. If this trend continues, there will be an end to TRUTH as we know it today.
Peace, love & truth in advertising,
Sherrie
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤ 😉

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As the elections grow more tense the closer we get to November, the climate of unsubstantiated facts and accusatory rants is slowly spreading from the political stage to social media posts, lines at the supermarket, between pews at church and in the letters we’ve been receiving for our Opinion page at Siuslaw News. For today’s editorial, I felt the need to remind people about the the purpose of the Opinion page, why it’s so important to our democracy… And why, as editor, I have to protect it before it gets too out of hand.

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Author: Sherrie Miranda

I am an author who writes in order to create more peace and understanding in the world. I am a teacher who has taught students from many countries of the world. I am also a life and writing coach. I love to travel and first traveled to other countries before finally deciding to see some of the U.S., places that foreigners I met have been to, but that I hadn't. I am happily married to a teacher who identifies himself first, as a musician. We hope to someday travel together to places where I read my novel(s) and speak to people about loving life while Angelo plays his piano and entertains the audience too. I also hope to assist seniors and troubled teens to write their life stories in order to heal. Life has much to offer so I always encourage young people to hang in there and know that things WILL get better.

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