Letters to the Editor — Jan. 15, 2023

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 15, 2023

Todd’s Biden bias

NBC host Chuck Todd’s cavalier characterization of a congressional investigation into Hunter Biden’s international cash seize as “private” fully misses the mark (“Media: Don’t Examine,” Editorial, Jan. 10).

His shallow evaluation is intellectually bankrupt. It’s attention-grabbing to see how the media narrative has morphed from “there’s nothing to see right here” and “it’s Russian disinformation” to “it’s private.”The overwhelming majority of the American public desires an intensive assessment of the Biden household’s worldwide exploits. Chuck’s dismissive tone additional erodes his repute as a reputable journalist and this system’s declare to be a supply of unbiased information and evaluation.

Richard A. Bucci, Binghamton

NYC’s pot scourge

Making pot authorized is simply one other step in bringing down our youth (“Authorized Pot: Youngsters Pay,” Editorial, Jan. 8).

The age to buy weed in New York is 21. Nonetheless, the physique of proof reveals younger teenagers at the moment are acquiring and smoking pot.

The scent of pot is in all places. Particularly in New York, the place you cross a center college and scent it.

Moreover, nearly all of teenagers don’t wish to see a guardian getting excessive. Dad and mom are presupposed to set the requirements for the youngsters of their care. Most teenagers really feel that pot-smoking mother and father are a humiliation.

Getting excessive in entrance of your youngsters is egocentric and sends the improper message. Simply because it’s authorized doesn’t make it proper.

Maureen Sharkey, Brooklyn

Nurses’ strike

It’s a disgrace that nurses needed to go on strike to get what they deserve (“7,000+ nurses strike at high hosps,” Jan. 10).

Nurses work laborious and have an enormous duty to your care if you’re within the hospital. Anybody who has been within the hospital is aware of these are proficient, expert staff.

To make them go on strike is simply plain improper. Nobody ever will get the whole lot they ask for when a contract is up — for this reason you negotiate. Well being care is one thing we take as a right, however it shouldn’t be.

NYSNA nurses on strike outdoors of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan on January 11, 2023.Matthew McDermott

Deal with them with the respect they deserve and don’t make them must strike to be handled pretty.

John Buonagura, Stewart Manor

Royal ebook fallout

Thank God for Piers Morgan’s capability to hit and shatter each transferring goal spewing forth from Prince Harry’s mouth (“ ‘Spare’ lays naked Harry’s hate for his royal household,” Jan. 10).

The newest fall-out of Harry’s printed, self-centered world view is the precautionary evacuation of Pen Farthing from Kabul, Afghanistan, the place he cared for orphaned and injured animals in that war-torn nation.

Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir “Spare” was launched earlier this week.AP Photograph/Michael Sohn

Quite than put extra money in Harry’s deep pockets for a replica of his ebook, “Spare,” contemplate taking that cash and donating it to the animals in Kabul or a charity of alternative.I’ve little interest in a person who, on the age of 37, doesn’t but notice that he was born a lucky particular person.

Denise Saupe, Minneapolis, Minn.

Determined outlets

Since our flesh pressers shrug their shoulders whereas metropolis retailers, small and enormous, are robbed and threatened with none assist, possibly these retailers ought to show to the town that they’re crucial (“Steal-cage match,” Jan. 9).

Perhaps making items obtainable to residents is extra necessary than the correct to steal and threaten. Perhaps they need to go on strike for a day or so and seize the agenda.

Michael Salzhauer, The Bronx

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