It’s About Politics

Last week I wrote a somewhat scathing column in the Columbia Missourian concerning the attempt of the ACLU’s Eastern Missouri Affiliate to disband the Mid-Missouri Chapter. Needless to say, that that commentary resulted in numerous responses, mostly good, some bad and one hateful. Not all agreed with me. What I found most interesting was the response I received at the meeting at the ACLU-EM headquarters in St. Louis. Here is my version as to what happened.

One of the first people I met entering the ACUL-EM building was the affiliate’s executive director Brenda Jones. Ms. Jones did not respond to the original column, but she did read it. She was not very happy with me. However, I received a warm handshake and a “We’re good.” from Ms. Jones and I was at ease. Mostly.

What did bother me was something said by Board of Trustees President Mondi Ghasedi.

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About David Rosman

David is the winner of the Missouri Press Foundation's "Best Columnist" in 2013 (First Place) and 2014 (Second Place), the 2016 Harold Riback Award for excellence in writing, and the winner of the 2007 Interactive Media Award for excellence in editing.
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