The timing of The Advocate was interesting one recent weekend. On that Saturday, my neighbor opined that the old media could not possibly stoop any lower; that they had gone from being unprofessional to being incompetent to being one of the biggest problems we face today due to their disinformation or, and just as incriminating, what they decide not to report.

On that Sunday, you proved him wrong by publishing a drawing of a Confederate flag being lowered into a garbage can. You have reached the level of someone who would burn the American flag, or any other flag, for that matter.

Many of us have ancestors who fought and died under that flag, and their fight had nothing to do with slavery. The flag is a battle flag and stands for heritage and has nothing to do with hate. I am saddened by your self-inflicted ignorance.

Ron Gayler

retired

Youngsville