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OPINION: Writer, Press crazy

| April 9, 2021 1:00 AM

After reading Donald Bishop’s My Turn in the Coeur d’Alene Press, I found myself wondering who was crazier. Donald for writing such a biased, racist opinion piece or the Coeur d’Alene Press for printing all 700-plus words. Either/or it’s sad at best and questionable at least.

Bishop’s piece is a collection of statements and examples that tries to prove racism exists. Seriously, after reading his piece, it’s obvious racism exists. At a minimum, Bishop proves himself racist. As soon as someone uses the phase “Systemic States of Racism,” it becomes pretty clear that person lives in their own circle of hate.

And when he adds that his neighbor wouldn’t remove a Confederate flag because he’s having “30 kids (most of them are in their 30s)” over, one has to question who the real bigot is.

But this still leaves the question concerning the Coeur d’Alene Press. Allowing Mr. Bishop to express his personal odium in a 700-plus word opinion seems peculiar. The piece is nothing more than one person’s biased opinion with no support of his “systemic” claims (this is a country that elected a Black man president not once, but twice and suffered the loss of more than 300,000 Northern soldiers to fight against slavery).

So the questions remain, Bishop or The Press? It’s a toss-up, both seemed to take a step back from logic and entered the Twilight Zone.


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