Discredit the messenger, ignore the message

W■ News Staff / Editorial henever public servants in city hall are censured for their actions, their immediate reply is to denounce the messenger instead of addressing the message, only because it’s much easier to be manipulative, erect smoke screens, and attack the emissary than it is to muster a reasonable and truthful argument against the information being reported. Without exception, the cited officials know that what is being said about them is true so they resort to tactics designed to deflect attention from the facts at hand. A case in point is a letter sent to the editor of The Valley Chronicle in which the author praised all the people

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