For those who read this, I would like to draw up any support from this for Lake County News.
I have known about and worked with Elizabeth Larson for a number of years now. I was recently struck in awe when I read about the removal of Lake County News from the sheriff’s email list (“Lake County News sues sheriff for discrimination, retaliation over news coverage,” http://bit.ly/11eWnsi ).
This blatant disregard for their First Amendment rights just brings me back to thinking that this county has a serious “good ole’ boy” problem.
Lake County News has proven to be the best, honest, unbiased and the fairest of reporting that this County has and probably ever will see.
Another source of media is a local newspaper (which shall remain unnamed in this letter) that I’ve seen, which has shown bias in many ways, especially when local politics are called into question. I have seen this other media outlet deliberately leave information out, just to keep our community in the dark, which also includes a program called In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS).
I was deeply involved with supporting the IHSS program and know that I tried to get support from that other news source by reaching out to them and Lake County News.
Myself and other providers and clients would write letters to these outlets, with Lake County News being the only media outlet that would print anything that we wrote.
I am offering up any support that I can give to Lake County News and am asking many of the residents of this county to do the same.
Lake County News needs our support and many people should speak up about the latest infringement of their inalienable First Amendment rights, because if we lose their forthright and honest reporting, we might as well send ourselves into the dark ages.
David Smith lives in Nice, Calif.