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Notable + Quotable | Sept. 10, 2020

Heard around the Chippewa Valley

 

This is a peaceful demonstration, and I respect that. I do believe peace is the most effective means of combating hatred. But I must admit I am no longer feeling very peaceful.

David Carlson

Eau Claire County regional organizer for the ACLU’s Rights for All Campaign

—during a Aug. 29 demonstration in Eau Claire calling for justice for Jacob Blake, who was shot by Kenosha police. Quoted by WEAU 13 News on Aug. 29.

 


 

I’m not going to let him distort the facts and lie about what I’m saying. He’s deflecting … f*** you. You’re a f****** dictator. It’s bulls***.

Jim Swanson

Menomonie school board member

—in comments directed at board president David Styer at an Aug. 10 meeting about physical distancing in the district’s reopening plan. The board later voted 5-4 to censure Swanson and asked him to resign, and a recall petition is now circulating. Quoted in the Dunn County News on Aug. 14.

 


 

At their best, newspapers are inevitably a reflection of the communities they serve. We have to be. Our whole purpose is to reflect what is happening in the cities and towns we serve. If they change, we do too.

Matt Milner

new editor of the Leader-Telegram

—in an Aug. 9 editorial, published in the newspaper’s last-ever Sunday edition.

 

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