It’s a shame that the Wilmington StarNews Editorial Board continually agitates malice toward people who came to this area with good intentions, high hopes and offering mutual benefits; people who love their work and believe it worthy at Carolinas Cement Company.
The editorial writer revisits the issue of slanderous and defamatory comments made publicly (“statements containing some inaccuracies, but that were delivered in good faith,” she writes) against the company people by two local community activists. Inaccuracies? Good faith? (link)
There’s a big definitional gap between false and malicious statements injurious to reputations of the Titan people and mistaken or incorrect statements. It’s shameful that editors who should know better find little distinction between intentional lies and errors. And “delivered in good faith”? Please. Do they think that their readers can’t recognize right from wrong?
I believe it’s clear to even casual readers that for several years activists have relentlessly accused Titan people of planning to destroy the regional environment and kill children. It’s no mistake that small, organized groups of activists try to impugn the reputation of the Titan folks. Part of a larger cabal, they hate anyone connected with developing our natural resources and will do almost anything to stop them.
And for what? Carolinas Cement workers came here in good faith. They intend no harm to anyone. They plan to produce a legal, valuable product—willingly under strict regulations imposed by several government agencies.
It’s shameful that editors and others try to damage the character and intentions of the Titan people. They don’t deserve this malicious treatment and have been surprisingly patient with it. But we all have limits for tolerating hostile personal acts against us.
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