Urging for Ceres Courier's Editor Jeff Benziger to Resign

Urging for Ceres Courier's Editor Jeff Benziger to Resign

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Jaspinder Mann started this petition to Ceres City Council and

The Ceres Courier is the ONLY local news source that contributes to the news that gets circulated within the small town of Ceres, California. The editor Jeff Benziger has shown countless amount of times that he is unwilling to report real news on the Ceres Courier and insists on posting his opinion pieces among pieces only praising white people in Ceres. Ceres needs a newspaper that reports real news about ALL locals, not just the ones that match Benzinger’s agenda.

Ceres and the Ceres Courier will never be able to progress if they allow such a close minded person to keep running their newspaper. Benzinger recently posted an article where he described the youth as “Used to getting their way, they can’t handle life now that they are ‘adults.’ I hesitate to use the word ‘adults’ because they act like spoiled 13-year-olds in rioting in Portland and Seattle and other big cities,”. He also went on to describe our beliefs as “dangerous”, may I ask to who? The majority of youth in this town stand for equality and basic human rights but apparently that seems too “dangerous”. Benzinger then thought it was appropriate to blame our “simplistic minds” on the public education system & state schools. Well maybe if people like him stood for funding to go to public education & not the overly funded military, the system would be good enough for him, and is he suggesting that college only makes the youth more liberal? It’s almost like being taught by people with Masters degrees & PhD’s and who have excelled in their field and are showing us the real injustices of the world. Benzinger then went on to defend mayoral candidate Bret Durossette by saying the youth is “detached from reality” because we “label  anything racist” after several people spoke up about their opinions on Durossette. He is a well known figure in Ceres as a City Council member and a teacher at Ceres High School, the youth in Ceres are speaking up about their PERSONAL experiences with Durossette and not making any information up.

Benziger should not be able to attack an entire generation on such a big and influential platform simply because they do not match his agenda. The citizens and youth of Ceres will not tolerate the blatant racism and bias so present here. Change must be implemented and we are pushing for Benziger's resignation immediately and for him to be replaced with a non biased editor. 

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