I'm not going to take the time to debate the self-indulging premise of the body of the publisher's letter, but address the last paragraph.
The last paragraph simply translated: "I am so sorry you are so stupid but here is how you can redeem yourselves."
Condescending? You think?
After all, why would you bother to attempt to understand the other point of view when it is so obviously flawed.
To my Democrat friends — You need to take a step back and listen to yourselves.
Charlie Giannini, Fortuna
Let me congratulate you on your pathway to group think ("Enough, Mr. President," Aug. 16). Very stylish and right in step with New York City and similar agendas. But where do you get writing off the 2016 election and the vote of over 60 million Americans? Neither I nor others who voted for Trump need to apologize to anyone. My vote is none of your damned business and we need no self-righteous publisher telling us what to do or how to think. There is freedom of the press, and because of that the press has a high responsibility to print the facts and not personal crusades. I am one of the few Americans who has shed blood to give the press that freedom and I expect them to use it honestly. Is Trump obnoxious? Hell, yes. I wouldn't want to hang out with him and be his buddy. I voted for someone who would get things done. What do I care if he is well-spoken, polite, good looking and is awed by the press? For eight years I put up with a polite, but feckless intellectual who gave away the store daily. Trump was legally elected and is the president ... deal with it. It is a shame you can't see the good things he has done in less than two years. Your hate for the man overrides your love of country ... sadly.
I could begin to remind you of Obama's lies on healthcare, Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious, Syria, ISIS, unemployment, etc., but I believe I would be wasting my time. This is the left coast and your publisher has clearly shown us that the Journal is a typical left-wing rag. And I should not expect any balance coverage. But please, do not assume you know what is best for me and look down on those who don't follow your weekly mantras. I have endured decades of ridicule from the left for serving in Vietnam. I will be damned if I will let your minions do the same to me for voting my conscience in the ballot booth.
Eric Cortez, Eureka