Letter: Two sides to every storyAfter reading article after article in our local newspaper about our elected sheriff, Clarence Tuhy, we feel compelled to speak out.
After reading article after article in our local newspaper about our elected sheriff, Clarence Tuhy, we feel compelled to speak out.
What has been reported, up to this date, in the Press seems to be very biased, sensationalized and lacking in a balance of newsworthy information.
From our perspective, it appears that reporters have sought out individuals that will advance the sensational nature of the printed story, while those with an opposing viewpoint are not even interviewed. How many of the current sheriff’s office employees have been interviewed? In a future installment, I would like to hear what those individuals have to say.
Highlighting the word “tyrant” in large print and using the word “burglary” to describe an incident that has been investigated and dismissed, sells newspapers, but does not necessarily lead to truthful and balanced reporting.
We made a note of a particular quote from the last article, which ran something like, “A commissioner stated that he was worried about the safety of Stark County residents.” Such a remark is in no way beneficial to our community.
On the contrary, sheriff’s vehicles are vigilantly patrolling the roads, crimes are being investigated and solved, and lastly, public safety has not been compromised.
One thing to note is that Sheriff Tuhy has not had the freedom to tell his side of the story. There are two sides to every story, and the residents of Stark County deserve to hear or, in this case, read both sides.
After all, we elected Sheriff Tuhy to protect the citizens of this great county, and we chose The Dickinson Press to be the official newspaper of record in Stark County.
We thank Sheriff Tuhy and The Dickinson Press for the work they have done and will continue to do to serve the growing communities of southwest North Dakota.
Doug and Bobbie Hanson, Dickinson