The Gazette editorial on the Brian Kvapil incident ("The knives in Milton come for Brian Kvapil," Sunday) simply shows how far today's newspapers will stoop to try and sell papers. It used to be that we could count on the press to fairly report the news. Now papers are forced to create contentious work in order to remain relevant.
The Gazette admonished the Milton School Board for not allowing Kvapil to present his story. They chose to not report the fact that the board had been trying for two weeks to get Kvapil to participate in investigating the issue. The Gazette also ignored that he had hired an attorney and was hiding behind his attorney for those two weeks until he decided to "share" his story with his attorney's prepared statement. Kvapil should be the one admonished--not the board.
But The Gazette decided not to share that information either. Kvapil said he did nothing wrong, yet he refused to cooperate with the board for two weeks! And then he got a lawyer! Is that the action of someone who believes they are innocent? Kvapil has turned out to be just like all the other politicians. He thinks the rules don't apply to him. He takes no responsibility for verbally assaulting a student. He hides behind his lawyer. Kvapil has proven inept and his actions do not surprise me. Sadly, neither do the Gazette's actions. You chose to present half the facts. Your agenda is clearly no longer about sound journalism. It is solely about selling more papers.