Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

We Get Mail 

Readers sound off on county corruption

SERVING SUGGESTION

Thank you very much for your insightful coverage of the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal ["FBI Wiretap Uncensored!" September 29, 2010]. But could you please include some kind of warning on any future articles that include Jimmy Dimora and sex? I read it over breakfast and became sick.

Lori Grim

University Heights

BUTT OF THE JOKE

Guys, great cover. Now I know what it looks like when a woman talks out of her ass. I am sure glad

you did not show Jimmy D's ass. That might

have taken up the whole issue.

Don Pavlovich

Shaker Heights

THE SLIPPERY SLOPE INTO PORN

I have often grimaced at the overtly sexual ads toward the back of Scene, but continue to pick up the magazine because the journalism is often first-rate and it covers events each week that are not publicized elsewhere. However, the September 29 cover and the several other accompanying photographs exceed all boundaries of good taste.

I realize that in some ways these pictures paint a graphic portrait of what occurred. But I have an eight-year-old in my house, and I am a feminist, and I find these photographs offensive. Is there no other way to illustrate corruption in office without further victimizing women? This turns a conventional entertainment weekly into a porno magazine. Is this what Scene should be representing to Cleveland consumers?

Lyn Broach

Akron

BLESSED ARE THE PROTESTERS

I wish Drew Retherford had been politically sophisticated enough to be encouraged and delighted when students at Collinwood High School walked out in protest of financial cuts in education [Feedback, September 1, 2010]. They did so on their own, spontaneously, as a free people, without being "manipulated" by "authoritarian radicals" to do so. It is a terrible insult to write that those wonderful young people were manipulated by a member of an "ultra-authoritarian leftist group."

Do not blame a hard-working activist for the arrests of those students. Blame the police. Caleb Maupin did not get involved in order to "exploit" the students. When he heard about the walkout, he went and filmed the police harassing, beating, and arresting the demonstrators, then he uploaded the film to YouTube so we could all see the typical government response to a free people exercising their right "to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Barbara Louize

Cleveland Heights

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 18, 2020

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation