|

Don’t be ridiculous, Mr. Publisher

EDITOR:

Mr. Esposito,

What a ridiculous column you have written and published in the Village Life Sept. 28. I have never read such out of context, biassed views in a local newspaper from its publisher. Your column is totally out of order. You have cited one opinion piece in a journal. That would be like a journalism student citing your one personal view in your Publisher’s Ink column as support for a dissertation.

Yes, Michelle Obama is worried about the health of kids now — this is a generation that will likely die younger than the age their parents lived to. Yes, there were overweight kids around when I was a child too — maybe one in a class of students. Yes, people could eat badly then too, but now it is obvious that our appalling diet in this country is not just making kids overweight, it’s costing everyone many millions in health care costs from higher insurance premiums even for those fit and healthy people who do take care of themselves and their health.

The obesity problem is not something to be taken lightly — pardon the pun. To try to frighten people into thinking that the government is going to take away their kids if they feed them McDonald’s is simply inflammatory rubbish.

No, you are not a doctor. Yes, all students are still required to take  physical education. Yes, children with larger parents tend to be larger but we are not talking tall and well-built here. We are talking overweight, malnourished and dangerously unhealthy.

Your column is to be honest provocative and melodramatic. It would have been more helpful and informative to have written about ways to educate people about health and healthy eating. If you are concerned that parents are raising overweight kids, do something positive. Don’t take one article out of context and try to persuade the reader that this is the future. Democratic governments do not take away people’s children. Don’t be ridiculous.

Eleanor Thomas

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=12138

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Oct 4 2011.
Last Login:
Filed under Letters to the Editor. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Don’t be ridiculous, Mr. Publisher”


DAILYREPUBLIC.com does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy.

  1. Intelligent resident

    Mr. Esposito is a pathetic writer. A journalist he is not. As a human he is a waste of potential. His contribution to society is worthless. Do us a favor and stop wasting space that could be used to recognize goodness. If you must write, take the time and have the integrity to research what you memorialize for our future generations. You encourage hate. Proud of your accomplishments and contributions to the world in which we live? You have nothing to be proud of. You breed hate, you encourage bullying, you support group think, you add to the demise of our society.

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • Madison: Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about...
  • dothome.co.kr: Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot...
  • M.D.: I read his platform and it seems as if he is major prodevelopment, more houses, retail buildings, etc. while...
  • M.D.: The people’s vote will be the answer to this question and the people want to keep the remaining rural...
  • M.D.: This proves that Nutting was guilty of all of the charges and was lawfully removed beyond any doubt. People...