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.
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.
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?
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."