Gone to pot
I hope you can do an article about people smoking marijuana all over the place. I have people doing it all over my street … in Hampton, and it’s awful. You can’t even go outside and breathe fresh air anymore.
Editor: I love getting story ideas from
readers, but this one sounds like it’s a specific neighborhood issue. I believe this is a law enforcement matter, and my suggestion would be to call the Hampton Police Department to share your concerns. I’m sure they’ll be able to help you.
Not the first lady
Sirs: On page 2 of today’s Daily Press, in the Feedback column, the headline says “First lady’s e-mail broke rules ...” Does your paper not know that Ivanka is not our First Lady?
I’m not a sir, but I’ll answer anyway. This is one of those times when I had to shake my head and sigh heavily, especially after reading and listening to all the folks who called in about this faux pas — clearly a whopper. Yes, of course we know that Ivanka Trump is President Trump’s daughter — not his wife. I can only assume the editor who handled the headline wasn’t paying attention. We ran a correction the next day. My apologies for the mistake.
Chief Justice commentary
Thursday’s paper said the chief justice said we do not have Trump judges or Obama judges. … We have ungodly judges.
I don’t understand your commentary. At first I thought there was something wrong with our story, but when I checked there was nothing amiss with the headline, the caption or the article. It read as follows: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.” So I can only assume this is a personal comment on our judicial system, which isn’t something I want to address.
Loved those stories
Who knew or would ever guess all that about corn? We know it’s ubiquitous but who knew its fascinating history? We would never have picked up a book “all about corn” but having it before our eyes in the DP! Thank you!
I am commenting on the article on the Naval Weapons Station, on Mr. Doug Johnson who is 96 years old. I happen to know Doug Johnson very well. I really enjoyed the article. Married my husband and I. He’s a wonderful man. He’s 96 and he still marries people.
Love hearing from folks who appreciate a story we’ve done. Thank you both for your kind words. Today’s Feedback was compiled by Marisa Porto, publisher and editor of the Daily Press.