ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Letter: A better option

We’re all trying our best; no one wants to harm children

letter to the editor.jpg

To the Editor:

Our U.S. Sen. John Thune, numbers among the upper chambers’ most senior Republicans. If re-elected, there’s a real chance he’ll become Majority Leader.

Interviewed on Newsmax, Sen. Thune spoke against mask mandates for preschool children, explaining: “even the World Health Organization acknowledges that, for kids 5 and younger, masking does not make a difference in their safety.”

I suspect the majority of South Dakotans agree, but I understand some friends and neighbors disagree. That’s OK. We’re all trying our best; no one wants to harm children.

Unfortunately, few had the opportunity to see Thune’s interview because Newsmax is not yet available from Midco as a basic news channel. Midco is a terrific company, striving to give its customers good value. But many South Dakota viewers would rather watch Newsmax than other cable news channels, such as CNN or MSNBC. Thirty years ago, CNN was a reasonably reliable source. Today, in the wake of inaccurate reporting and numerous sexual harassment and abuse scandals, CNN has lost credibility. Many of us would be comfortable seeing it dropped from Midco’s basic cable lineup.

ADVERTISEMENT

Indeed, I suspect that if given the option, more than half of Midco cable TV customers would choose Newsmax.

Catherine Barranco

Sioux Falls

Related Topics: JOHN THUNEMASK MANDATE
What To Read Next
You don’t see many straight-forward apologies by elected officials these days.
It wasn’t just the students where he made an impact. He was active at community events and consistently looked for areas that needed improvement, which is a fantastic quality in a leader.
I’m 79 years old now, but when I walk down the street in my hometown, I still have people stop me to gush about Marie Woster and how she played piano.
Once there, Summit claims, the CO2 will be “‘permanently and safely stored underground.’”