Letter to The Austin American-Statesman

I submitted this letter to the editor this morning.

I supported the efforts of the Speaker of the House and those in the Legislature who worked alongside of him to keep bills many of us considered harmful to the people of Texas from being enacted during the Special Session.  I was disheartened to see your headline today about Abbott and blame.  Politics isn’t a sport.  The politicians aren’t the story. The policies they are promoting are the story.  Your readers need to know the real pros and cons of the legislation.  In many ways these last thirty days, the Statesman did a helpful job of covering what the bills’ contents were.  Each time the media uses this battle language in headlines, though, we all lose.

Molly Sharpe, Austin, Texas

 

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