Letter was irresponsible


The letter from Nov. 2 by Trixy Kossow was not only way off the mark, but your printing of it showed your true colors as a biased media outlet.

Plato distinguished between opinion or common belief and certain knowledge. Knowledge is “1+1=2” or “there are no square circles.” An opinion has a degree of subjectivity and uncertainty to it. But “opinion” ranges from tastes or preferences, through views about questions that concern most people such as prudence or politics, to views grounded in technical expertise, such as legal or scientific opinions.

Let’s make this clear: The reported rapes in every year show that Kossow has her facts completely wrong. She indicted all men for the crimes of a very, very few (far below 1/10 percent of the male population). 2015 UCR (Uniform Crime Report) indicated there were approximately 68,000 females raped in the U.S. I am not including any unknown data. 2015 total rapes were 90,185 (female and male) which put the rate at 28.1 to 38.6 per 100,000 people. The rate difference depends on which definition is being used to define rape as it changed in 2013 for the UCR. Use whatever statistics you want. You cannot say that “it has become the “norm” for men to abuse, rape, degrade, defame and make women feel they are beneath men in all aspects.” It is not true. What world does someone live in; where they believe all men are greedy, evil, rapist, pigs? Maybe it is the norm in Saudi Arabia or where sharia law is the norm but not in the U.S.

More importantly, what world does the Daily Press live in, where they allow people to write complete lies, without doing “any” fact checking? The last time I checked there was no “war on women” but there is made up political and media bias about it.

You are not entitled to your opinion, if it is based on falsehoods and lies. The Daily Press should feel shame for this. Continuing to allow people to say whatever they want, without repercussions is irresponsible.

Tim DeClaire