It has been a while since I wrote Ken Tingley. After reading this morning’s column, I realized that I have been silent. He is not in this alone. We are in it with him. Reading my morning paper with coffee is my daily “ritual.” I admit, the news is really depressing, but it’s our responsibility as citizens to be informed no matter how depressing the news may be, and these days, it’s hard to read. I find that I often feel a sense of hopelessness, but we cannot give up the search for the truth. I loved the letter to the editor in yesterday’s paper about the Statue of Liberty. I’ve been reciting “Give me your tired, you poor ...” a lot lately. Journalists are on the front lines in this war of truth vs. lies. It’s a battle every day against the Twitter spin and the steady stream of misinformation. The true enemy of the people is ignorance. Please keep shining your light under the rocks and rooting out the facts. It may seem thankless, but it may also be the only thing that saves our nation.
Nancy Pasanen, Glens Falls