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After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: September 27, 2022 12:04AM
[www.coloradoan.com]

The official resolution the town board passed Tuesday night defines the Wellington Public Library's mission "to serve and reflect every member of our community in an enlightened, democratic, and unified approach."

It also stipulates the board cannot "censor, suppress, remove, monitor or place age restrictions on ideas or information in our public library."

..."The vision of the Wellington Public Library is to promote curiosity, knowledge and exploration while fostering a safe and inclusive place for our community," said RossLaGenèse, Wellington Public Library's director, in a statement emailed to the Coloradoan. "The library is grateful for the support from our Mayor, Board of Trustees, and community to continue the library’s mission of providing access for all."


Thought it would be nice to post something about a local government promoting speech and an informed/educated electorate for once.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/27/2022 12:05AM by Tiangou.
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Re: After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 27, 2022 12:22AM
The right wing censors don't care about places like Wellington, there only interest is in commanding a presence in places they can dominate and there are more of those than there are of Wellingtons.
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Re: After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 27, 2022 12:35AM
Well, that well intentioned spirit didn't take long to get stomped on.






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Re: After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 27, 2022 12:40AM
This more to your liking?

This month, in Boise, Idaho, one of the top 5 reddest states in the country, Steve Schmidt, an incumbent member of the Boise Board of Education, was up for re-election. An engineer, Schmidt was well-liked in a city that Trump won with 73% of the vote.

But Schmidt was endorsed by a local, far-right extremist group called the Idaho Liberty Dogs. Citizens in Boise called upon him to reject the endorsement from this mob — which had led a campaign against the local library, calling their LGBTQ+ and sex ed materials “smut-filled pornography.” The Idaho Liberty Dogs showed up at the local Extinction Rebellion climate strikes brandishing AR-15 assault rifles. Schmidt refused to forcefully denounce their actions.

As a result, the Boise daily paper, The Idaho Statesman, decided to endorse his opponent — an 18-year-old student in his final year of high school — progressive activist Shiva Rajbhandari, co-founder of the Boise chapter of Extinction Rebellion. Shiva is also the Youth Director of Babe Vote, an organization dedicated to youth voter registration and engagement. He decided to run after leading the fight against Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s “Education Indoctrination Task Force” which she convened to protect “young people from the scourge of critical race theory, socialism, communism, and Marxism” in Idaho schools.

Here’s what The Idaho Statesman had to say about Schmidt refusing to turn down the endorsement of the extremist group:

“We were strongly disappointed when Schmidt did not forcefully rebuke the endorsement of the Idaho Liberty Dogs, a group of extremists who have promoted library censorship and lob horrible rhetoric online. That is the type of endorsement a candidate has to disavow forcefully to demonstrate that they can stand up for what is right. Schmidt’s failure to do so tipped the scales. We have no fear that Rajbhandari would make a similar mistake.”
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Re: After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 27, 2022 03:52AM
This is just one more reason your dead tree papers are dying: Failure to reflect community values. /s



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/27/2022 03:15PM by Speedy.
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Re: After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 27, 2022 05:28AM
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Speedy
This is just one more reason your dead tree papers are dying: Failure to reflect community values..

Bullcrap.

It is not the purpose of a journalistic outlet to reflect the community. It is the job to report the news objectively and editorially to stand for what is best for the community based upon the available information. That can often mean challenging the community values.

Challenging those values means everyone needs to reflect on their views and be ready to defend those beliefs. Giving people what they expect and comforting those desires is nothing more than what Newsmaxx and Fox commentators do. That is not healthy to a community or society. A news organization that just gives people what they want to hear is nothing more than a cheerleader.



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Re: After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 27, 2022 08:01AM
There is a book in every Christofascist's home. It involves pedophilia, incest, torture, murder, rape, and a lengthy and detailed section talking about a naked woman. It should really be banned.

Yeah, the Bible.
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Re: After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: August West
Date: September 27, 2022 09:37AM
Yer going to hell belty, I'll save a place at the bar. devil smiley



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Re: After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: September 27, 2022 10:23AM
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Ombligo
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Speedy
This is just one more reason your dead tree papers are dying: Failure to reflect community values..

Bullcrap.

It is not the purpose of a journalistic outlet to reflect the community. It is the job to report the news objectively and editorially to stand for what is best for the community based upon the available information. That can often mean challenging the community values.

Challenging those values means everyone needs to reflect on their views and be ready to defend those beliefs. Giving people what they expect and comforting those desires is nothing more than what Newsmaxx and Fox commentators do. That is not healthy to a community or society. A news organization that just gives people what they want to hear is nothing more than a cheerleader.

Well said.



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Re: After community members demanded that Wellington Colorado remove "pornography" from the libraries and censor books whenever a parent objected...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 27, 2022 03:15PM
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Ombligo
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Speedy
This is just one more reason your dead tree papers are dying: Failure to reflect community values. /s

Bullcrap.

It is not the purpose of a journalistic outlet to reflect the community. It is the job to report the news objectively and editorially to stand for what is best for the community based upon the available information. That can often mean challenging the community values.

Challenging those values means everyone needs to reflect on their views and be ready to defend those beliefs. Giving people what they expect and comforting those desires is nothing more than what Newsmaxx and Fox commentators do. That is not healthy to a community or society. A news organization that just gives people what they want to hear is nothing more than a cheerleader.

I’ve added the /s tag.



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