In our local newspaper, Cook writes more persuasively than Juvinall

Two local polar political opposites — Cheryl Cook and Todd Juvinall — have written “Other Voices” columns for The Union about President Trump.

No matter what your view, it’s a case study in how the rhetoric from the left often outguns the rhetoric from the right — based on substance as well as style.

Juvinall is his typical bombastic self, leveling personal attacks, insults, making exaggerated claims and butchering the King’s English. “What frame of reference do most of these ‘journalists’ have regarding riots and why they happen? I guess the playground of their elementary schools are their frame of reference.” Of course, Todd.

Cook is more clever, letting the facts speak for themselves, such as reporting the slurs and shouts from the recent “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia. (“”You will not replace us!” “Jews will not replace us!” “Blood and soil!” “Whose streets? Our streets!” and “F— you fa—-ts!”). Cook makes a cogent point in her headline: “Torches or Candles.”

Trump’s approval rating is abysmal. Now he is turning to his core constituents (like Juvinall) while other Republicans, including Fortune 500 CEOs (mere “RINO’s” to Juvinall) flee.

Could Trump be re-elected? Not at this point — just like Juvinall.

The Union would be better serve its community by publishing more intelligent commentary in the Op-Ed pages. Our community would be better off and The Union would be taken more seriously.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

6 thoughts on “In our local newspaper, Cook writes more persuasively than Juvinall”

  1. I didn’t comment on the UE’s take on Charlottesville a few days ago, because I get tired of pointing out the negatives in these parts.
    Turns out I didn’t have to because Lang Waters did an excellent job in, “Equivocation of hate crime indefensible”.
    Well said, my sentiments exactly.

  2. Meanwhile, George Rebane is lashing out at millennials again. And to think he’s supposed to be “the Greatest Generation.” lol.

    1. What a hoot! Todd’s relatives are coming to his defense on Facebook. How’s that for “core constituency.” lol.

  3. Jeff,
    Men who were eligible to serve during a time of war, when their contemporaries did step up and make that sacrifice, are entitled to their opinions.
    But, who could take them seriously when they have only an imagined concept of the cost of our nation’s freedoms?
    My father was a decorated U.S. Army infantry hero who served in WWII and Korea. His citations include two Bronze Stars, Two Silver Stars, four clusters on his purple heart and the Distinguished Service Cross for his valor in the Korean battle of Chipyong-ni.
    He was born in Milford, CA in 1920, but he was not a U.S. citizen until he was four years old, when an act of Congress conferred citizenship upon Native Americans.
    He understood that all men are not made to serve or lead, but had very little tolerance for those who spouted opinions about the horrors of war that they actually knew nothing of.
    Sometime, if I run into you to and Shannon in town, in person, I will tell you what my father said about being an Indian soldier fighting for this country.
    In the meantime, ignore the stubbornly ignorant.

    1. Todd’s blog is a real display of sick people. I wonder if Don Rogers and Brian Hamilton of The Union have read it.

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