You Said It

You Said It is a periodic feature of The Mount Airy News, where we share comments we’ve received on Facebook, via Twitter, or on our website,, on articles and opinion pieces we’ve published. The comments are reproduced verbatim.

In response to a column by staff writer Andy Winemiller, in which he explains why, as a lifelong Republican, he cannot support Donald Trump’s candidacy, we received these comments on our website,

gary lawrence: So, did anyone ask Hillary this same question? Here’s her “sacrifice”: She stated when she and Bill left the White House they were (her words) “dead broke”. Their now combined net worth is in excess of $100 million dollars 16 years later. Did they build businesses, own real estate, own oil wells, etc. to establish such net worth? No, they make speeches. Some sacrifice. As to the Golden Star parents, nothing I heard fits the definition of “attacked” and that’s simple liberal media bias.There seems to be little understanding that the appeal of Trump is that he says what he thinks and often what he thinks matches the thoughts of a large portion of America. At least you get the pure unfiltered truth of a non-politician instead of the usual “no answer, answer” you get from career politicians.

War Eagle: Yeah, he’s bad alright. Too bad he isn’t as pure, angelic, trustworthy and loyal as Hillary Clinton.

LindaLea: I have been a Trump supporter from the day he entered. Why? Because he can defeat the corrupt Hillary Clinton & evil liberals. I have looked over some of his mis-steps & comments. Comparing his “sacrifice” to that of the young hero is almost unforgivable. Never mind that the father was a Clinton plant. Saying all that, I will proudly vote for him in November & convince as many others as I can. Donald J. Trump is the BEGINNING of taking our country back from the evil Democrat & Republican parties who have been playing “we the people” for fools for years!!! He ain’t perfect, pretty crude, & what an ego! But you know what, he truly loves our country & has risked everything to try to Make America Great Again!!

bob vincent: Let’s get real Andy. You say Trump lost your vote when he commented on the gold star parents (shills). We all can tell from the junk you write that he never had your vote in the first place. Your articles have always shown you to be a liberal from “up north” who looks down on us dumb southerners. So today in addition to the non-stop reprinted anti Trump editorials from Charlotte, you feel you need to chime in.

When you complain that Trump was not in the military you need to mention Bill Clinton was not either, even though he was drafted but wiggled out of it. I have great respect for our military but you seem to drag it into everything you write only because you were in. So was I, but I don’t feel to need to bring it up so often.

Scott Sutton: Well Written


In response to an article by staff writer Tom Joyce, in which he reports on the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners considering regulations for flea markets in the city, we receive the following comments at

joe h: Just more mt. Airy commissioners crap

Robert Morrical: “Armbrister expressed concerns about the variety of buildings on the grounds of flea markets, such as canopy- and camper-type structures, suggesting that there needs to be uniformity.” How much will this cost the people owning and the folks setting up at the markets? I say it will put them out of business,oh and don’t forget the fees and permits that will have to be paid!

Radical American Infidel: Robert Morrical, I agree with you 100%


In an article written by staff writer Terri Flagg, in which she lists various court actions involving local criminal cases, we received this comment at

BimBim: Looks to me like the drug business is the way to go in this county. All these charges and, for the most part, they get suspended sentences and probation. They get out and start all over again. It’s no wonder that drugs is the number one problem in Sorry County. Until the courts get tough on drugs, the drug problem will only get worse. It’s an insult to the officers that spend months on end making, and trying, to secure an arrest, only for them to, basically, be released. Maybe we need to elect judges that will get tough on drugs.

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