Letters to the Editor

Negative campaign ads invade our space

Lyndon Johnson’s “Daisy” ad showing an atomic cloud and aimed at Barry Goldwater 50 years ago was among the first negative TV ads.
Lyndon Johnson’s “Daisy” ad showing an atomic cloud and aimed at Barry Goldwater 50 years ago was among the first negative TV ads.

Negative ads invade our space

Stop accepting the negative, disrespectful political ads that inundate our personal space. Unless we change course, the hypocrisy of political bullying will only increase now that outsiders with unlimited financial resources, indifferent yet invested in local election outcomes, plaster us with their agenda.

We are painfully aware of how this negativity and disrespect propagates throughout our culture as we endorse the portrayals of demonizing our potential leaders and issues. We do have the right to choose to listen or not to political TV ads when content is worthy of our attention. Let technology deliver a chip that automatically mutes these identified political ads so we may endorse true democracy and the pursuit of happiness.

Glenn D. Hayes, Palisade, Colo.

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