The Week news magazine seems to have a much higher opinion of BND cartoonist Glenn McCoy than does local letter writer Forrest Hesterberg.
Hesterberg chided McCoy for being a racist because of his supposed “contempt for government.” The Week however, finds McCoy’s viewpoint quite valuable in its international digest of news viewpoints.
Three times since March it has featured McCoy in its cartoon round-up.
▪ His “Oh, the humanity!” panel comparing the overblown NFL Deflategate scandal to the Hindenburg balloon disaster.
▪ A concise rejoinder to the foggy message of the Black Lives Matter movement.
▪ A scene in which Obama shields a citizen by papering him with more written gun rules.
I fear that Hesterberg is confused emotionally. He claims to be independent, but is disparaging of non-leftist thought. Further, all the unsubstantiated namecalling in his letter is emblematic of anti-McCoy hysteria common to our area.
Possibly the BND should protect Hesterberg’s emotions with a trigger warning on its cover: Caution — adult discussions inside!
John P. Orr, Swansea