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Column identifies perils posed by 'cancel culture'


Last updated 8/5/2020 at 4:23pm | View PDF

I applaud Pamela Lannom’s July 30 “Democracy at Stake ...” opinion for exposing the left’s double standards and coercive practices. The censorship of John Kass is but one of many examples of cancel culture in action. Rather than pursue facts, journalists genuflect to Twitter mobs.

This is happening because no one speaks up. The deafening silence is easily understood when the Twitter mob threatens one’s family and livelihood.

And this will worsen as the public sits by idly. What’s next? Banning of “offensive” library books like ‘Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn”? When will we understand we are losing our freedoms? — Creighton Meland, Hinsdale


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