The Madera Tribune met the following comments online about articles and local happenings.
The Tribune’s article on a Madera Unified School District employee’s alleged misconduct with a student angered some readers. They felt a four-paragraph summary of public online statements by the student’s self-identified mother was false, skewed and incomplete.
“Desiree Genera” wrote, “The newspaper has a lot of stuff written that is untrue as well. I never gave them a statement for the record! This paper seems to be fabricating the entire story … This mother knows how to get the right media to cover this nationally for all unsafe students across the states.”
“Stephanie Zavacky” wrote, “I hate newspaper(s), how they can misread or get things wrong. Watch the (TV) news before you assume.”
“Lysa Zuniga-Rodriguez” wrote, “It’s called fake news!”
“Desiree Genera” replied, “I have to agree that the story was written with not full facts.”
“Monika Rojas” wrote, “They can’t do that. It’s against the law.”
“Ashley Clark” wrote, “Wow, they seriously twisted everything and lied. That’s all bad. What idiots. What a bunch of BS! … You’re a great mother and a strong woman! And we all support you and what you’re doing is amazing.”
“Patricia Carreon” wrote, “Funny how the whole article is about Desiree Genera, but nothing was confirmed by Desiree — only by (MUSD Superintendent) Todd (Lile) and (Madera High School Principal) Robin (Cosgrove).”
“Fredy Cortez” wrote, “Keep blasting these people.”
“Renay Suzy Hernandez” wrote, “You go, Mama Bear!”
The views of a Madera Peace Corps volunteer, who wrote a book on his experiences, sparked interest among online readers.
“Tessa Munoz” wrote, “Looking forward to reading about your experience in Panama!”
“Francine Mejia” wrote, “I just read the article. It’s available on Amazon. I will order a copy. Thanks for sharing!”
“Socorro Rodriguez” wrote, “Awesome, Anson Lihosit. Can’t wait to read about your experience.”
The Tribune asked online readers who owned a Madera Home if they had taken part in the city’s Curb Stripe Initiative to show support for law enforcement.
“Beverly Dover” wrote, “Why not put this information in with the monthly utility bill along with the registration form? That way everyone that owns a home will receive the information” about the program.
“Socorro Rodriguez” wrote, “Yes, we do.”
Rants and raves
Rave — An online reader enjoyed last week’s Read It Online column, which led with responses to coverage of farmer Roger Poythress. “Joey Biscay” wrote, “Wonderful people!”
Rave — Bernice and Kenneth Leach marked 70 years of marriage Thursday, which the Tribune reported. “Janet Gazaway Morgan” wrote, “Our families went to the same church when I was younger. Wonderful people! Happy anniversary!”
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