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Claims of unfair treatment of conservative voice

| July 7, 2024 1:00 AM

On Tuesday, July 2, 2024, you published a letter I submitted to the Bee. Unfortunately, without my permission, you edited my letter for content, despite the fact that I did not violate your editorial rules. The following is the paragraph and how it was changed.

1. Rob Harrison, in his letter to the editor, says openly that "A vote for a Democrat in North Idaho is a wasted vote." This says it all. "Quod erat demonstrandum." This explains perfectly what is going on with the Democratic Party in North Idaho. Lawrence Fury begs me to look in the mirror. I see an American who loves her country and the Constitution of the United States. She is honest and open and doesn't lie about her politics. Can you say the same, Lawrence Fury?

You added "(which is) what is to be shown," I presume, as an explanation of "quod erat demonstrandum." If someone reads my letter and wants to know what "quod erat demonstrandum" means, they can look it up. Don't add something in explanation, without attributing it to your editing.

"Quod erat demonstrandum" means "its existence is its proof." Not that gibberish you attached to my letter.

2. I asked Lawrence Fury to look in the mirror himself, in response to him asking me the same question. You saw fit to edit that out, despite the fact that you allowed the same question to me, in the first place.

The Daily Bee has consistently silenced conservative voices, and if not doing that, editing for content that they don't approve of.

I would like my letter published so there is no mistake about how conservative voices are treated.


CATHERINE FAHRIG

Sandpoint