In reference to the Thursday letter complaining about The Gazette printing a vulgar word used by President Trump in describing the entire African continent as well as Haiti, the letter mostly bemoans the effect on children and further promoting uncivil discourse. I would like to point out what should be obvious: The Gazette did not initiate the vulgarity; it reported it as any good newspaper should.

A coy refusal to print the word would be ludicrous. After all, it was the elected president of the United States who used the word knowing surely that most of the world, including the people of the insulted countries, would read or hear of it. This is the gist of it! This is what is truly important and what people need to know. The effect on any child old enough to notice anything other than the comics is a parental issue, yet another burden in these difficult times.

But the true and dangerous circumstance is having an elected president who so casually speaks his mind, apparently without any thought of its effect on other people or nations!

JOANNE O. ANDERSON

Janesville

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