Letters to the Editor — April 28, 2022
The Problem: Karol Markowicz’s column on the lack of media coverage of President Biden’s cognitive decline.
Gross neglect of a deteriorating loved one and failure to act on their behalf is clearly an act of abuse (“Just Not OK,” Karol Markowicz, PostOpinion, April 24).
As a medical professional, it is painfully disturbing to see President Biden placed in these vulnerable circumstances, which are known to heighten anxiety in people with disabilities.
We are all guilty of forgetting something once in a while or making the occasional blunder. This is the recurring pattern of behaviors that sets off alarm bells and raises serious concerns.
When someone in the highest office in the United States repeatedly demonstrates speech disarticulation or when they attempt to shake hands with a phantom individual, it simply cannot be ignored.
West Orange, New Jersey
Markowicz stated the obvious in his article. From January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021, former President Donald Trump never had a break from the media.
When the media wonders why the country is so divided, perhaps they can cite this as a starting point. After all, aren’t they the ones who constantly demand fair and equitable treatment?
B. Fields, Denville, NJ
Markowicz is spot on with his take on Biden’s increasingly evident senility.
That Biden got out of it may be obvious (to all but the press), but Markowicz registers one of the worst outrages for his penultimate paragraph.
In it, she references the vile and underhanded tactics of the radical far left – CNN’s Chris Cillizza – calling on the Republican to show proof of Biden’s decline, but omits a key fact.
Markowicz may have mentioned that when Biden was given a physical by the White House physician, he was not given a cognitive test, which appears to be medical malpractice for both the patient and the country.
If we had an aging relative with increasing signs of severe cognitive decline, wouldn’t we insist that such a test be administered? This would provide evidence that Cillizza is dishonestly claiming.
Biden appears to have taken on the Easter Bunny as an adviser to relevant questions from the press.
If White House staff insist on turning a blind eye to his cognitive decline, maybe they could at least decorate the press room with the likeness of a cow jumping over the moon. It would go a long way to appease the president at the next conference, should a dish run away with a spoon.
Joe Schulok, The Bronx
The issue: The death of 31-year-old firefighter Timothy Klein while battling a blaze in Brooklyn on Sunday.
A fire on Sunday killed one of our Bravests, Timothy Klein (“’NY Has Lost One Of Its Bravest’” April 25)
This is truly a sad day for the FDNY. He died fighting a fire with other firefighters.
Klein gave his life to protect others, as all our brave do every day when they go to a fire, not knowing if they will be injured or if they will lose their life. May God protect our brave.
The planned funeral for FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein reminds us that we still don’t have a day set aside as a national holiday to honor all first responders.
We no longer need people like Timothy who walk by not knowing how much most Americans sincerely appreciate their first responders for their dedication and protection. This honor is long overdue.
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