Letter writer will need to ‘eat crow’ on COVID predictions

No, the media won’t just stop talking about the virus once Biden is inaugurated.

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This letter is in reference to the letter, “Stop narcing on those who want to live freely,” published in the Nov. 25 edition of the Herald. In his letter J. Buss said the following, “On Jan. 20, two minutes after Joe Biden leaves his basement and is sworn in as president, all the COVID death counters and COVID stats will magically disappear from mainstream media.”

A business acquaintance has repeatedly said that the whole COVID virus thing is a hoax. It is his belief that once the election is finally over, regardless of who wins, all the news about the pandemic will cease. I am not going to confront him after Jan. 20th when the bad news continues due to the cold weather. I will let him off the hook, as I wish to continue the business part of our relationship.

However, J. Buss, since you addressed your prophesy to the public, I am challenging you, that after a reasonable period of time, to write another letter to the Courier-Herald. You need to explain that you were unequivocally wrong about the stats being suppressed, how China will be blamed, how President Biden will be hiding in his basement, and how we would be told we can live with COVID.

Do I actually expect you to eat your words? No! Should you? Yes!

My mother, unlike many politicians and experts was not able to quietly slip away without a Mea Culpa, hoping no one would notice. She had to return as a divorcee to her parent’s home because her first husband ran off with a 16-year-old high school girl, leaving her with two small children. Her parents had warned her that he was no good. She told me that the humiliation of eating crow was very difficult due to its being served cold, repulsive, and bitter.

Hence, I am not expecting you to man up and eat crow in the public arena. However, it would show integrity, character and be honorable. But, as Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over”. And, this pandemic will not be leaving the headlines until it is over.

Eugene Clegg

Enumclaw


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