Questions for Dey, Kilgore's critics

I would like to pose a few questions in regard to the recent editorials by Jim Dey of The News-Gazette.

His columns on James Kilgore stirred up a veritable hornet's nest among the right-wing readership of the paper.

There have been some letters of support for Kilgore as well, but the right's vociferous and vindictive backlash begs the first question:

I wonder how many of them are of the Judeo-Christian faith? Of those that are of faith, do they remember the story of David and Bathsheba? Could they tell us how much prison time King David should have done for murder? Should he have remained king with that kind of record?

In addition to the vendetta against Kilgore, Dey recently did a rudely suggestive and unnecessary column about the late Maya Angelou. It was titled, "Not to speak ill of the dead, but ...."

Despite Ms. Angelou's long life's work of inspiration and activism, Dey would have us remember her as a greedy hypocrite.

Well, I have one more question. It's a question I saw in the June 9 edition of The News-Gazette, recounting a question posed to Joseph McCarthy:

"Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

JUSTUS FORTADO

Champaign

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