To the Editor of the New York Times:
At a time when the Republican-controlled Congress refuses to control an out-of-control President, America is abjectly dependent upon the New York Times and other surviving media of integrity to keep citizens informed about and focused on defending our country from irreparable damage by the Trump administration. And because there are only twenty-four hours in a day, not one second of it can be wasted on front-page dithering about how badly the man in the Oval Office treats gold star families.
“All the news that’s fit to print”? This is not news. It was news a year ago when Trump insulted the Khan family and the memory of their son who died in the service of our country. But everyone recognized in that instant they were seeing a vulgarian who would always be such. In the farming country around Fresno where I grew up, there was an axiom: “It’s a wise farmer who never expects anything from a pig but a grunt.”
So please, please, please never waste another column inch of your paper or a second of our time lamenting the relentless vulgarity of Donald Trump. Keep yourselves and us focused on the actions he and his minions are taking to dismantle our great country so that we have any hope at all of mitigating the damage and eventually reversing it.