Editor: Kudos to Sports Editor James Burns for his column July 28 on the Brooks & Dunn video featuring the Redskins of Chowchilla.
Yes, he's a sports writer and does a great job covering sporting events. However, it was very refreshing to see a writer stand up and take notice on what one writer said was just "a made-up story."
This writer also said, "It's life as it does happen."
Unfortunately, we as a society have become so numb and nonchalant about issues such as teen sex and pregnancy and so now, it's life as it does happen? Wow, I guess by saying it is all around us makes it right. Then I guess violence, crime, drug use and other social issues should just be accepted because that's just the way things are.
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Sorry, but messages in songs do reach some impressionable minds and we shouldn't always condone them just because they are "entertainment."
So, James -- thanks for speaking up and showing some concern.