I was not surprised to see Mr. (Dennis) Anderson's article regarding Ms. (Luaren) Boebert's primary victory over Mr. (Scott) Tipton. As a proud card carrying member of the ACLU, I support free speech, and Mr. Anderson, as publisher of the DCI, has every right to express his opinion. However, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that freedom of speech does not include screaming "Fire" inside a crowded theater when there isn't one. Aggrandizing Ms. Boebert's blatant disregard for public health and safety, as well as her profit over people and planet philosophy, is very irresponsible. Disobeying a quarantine order during a global pandemic has nothing to do with freedom. The basic tenant of a democracy is all about the public good. A week later when I read the fluff piece in your paper about Ms. Boebert by Ms. (Katharhynn) Heidelberg, I found myself wondering if the DCI has decided to endorse Ms. Boebert's candidacy. If so, such endorsements should be clearly labeled, not printed under local news. And the reprinting of previously debunked conspiracy theories from QAnon again falls under the heading of irresponsible journalism. Last week’s article by Ms. Heidelberg mentions that the Daily Press intends to feature an article on Ms. Mitsch Bush in the future. In the interest of fairness I would hope it will be as flattering as the pieces you have published on her opponent.

Ella Allen

Cedaredge

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