Having worked here at the Daily American Republic newspaper for nearly a quarter of a century, I can say I've heard and seen a great deal of fodder float about town that wasn't exactly the honest truth. We strive very diligently here at the paper to provide accurate, truthful and fact-based information to our readers. Simply put, the truth in news can sometimes be hard to swallow and not always is there something good or positive to report.
I have become extremely disheartened by the latest numerous blasts of negativity catapulted toward the DAR. Just this morning I came across a tidbit online saying we are closing our doors and have moved out of downtown. Neither is true. Sorry, naysayers, we're still here. Yes, we've gone through tremendous changes over the past few months, but we are still cranking out the news every day in print and online. I told a co-worker this morning not to stress about the negative "buzz" being spread about the DAR, but to embrace it. Attention is attention, no matter how you look at it. People care about their local news and newspaper and we appreciate that!
Rumors, false innuendos and blatant lies have been the grist of the good old-fashioned rumor mill since humans gained the ability of speech. My Gran would often say tall tales are made up by man to hide the truth or make up for some inequities in character. I believe lies and misleads are promoted by opportunists seeking only glory in themselves, no matter the cost.
Granted, some fibs or tiny white lies, are mostly harmless. For instance, you notice your best friend's haircut is less than flattering and you spare her feelings by not quite giving the full critique of the hideous monstrosity piled precariously on top of her head. Or your little one produces an art piece drawing of you appearing to be Satan on a unicorn and you tell her it's magnificent, Again, to spare those tender feelings. These lies get a bye in my book. Vicious rumors intent on hurting businesses and their employees should never get a bye. I refuse to give the bilge water being splashed around town regarding the DAR a second glance. Neither should you.
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