I'm writing this letter in support of Mike Barile, Town of Carmel Councilman. Mike has been trying his best to put the taxpayers first and be fiscally responsible. He is not receiving ANY benefits from the town, and he DONATES his entire salary to Carmel Sports Association & Mahopac Sports Association.
I've known Mike personally for the past 20 years. I've done business with him, and he's always been fair and reasonable. What has transpired with the recent problems with the Journal News reporter, David McKay Wilson, is troubling. Remember, there are two sides to every story. It's unfortunate what happened at a recent town board meeting, but Mike was protecting his daughter from the constant harassment that she has received from this reporter. As a father who has a daughter, I would have reacted in the same manner. Everyone has a breaking point. I know Mike is an elected official, and we hold our politicians to a higher standard. However, how would you respond if this happened to your family member?
Wilson has been reporting about Mike and his family for two years. It seems to me it's personal, and Wilson has free reign to say or do anything he wants because he is a "journalist" For the most liberal organization next to CNN. Quite frankly, it reminds me of what the fake news is doing to Donald Trump. Remember Mike is a Republican, I'm assuming Mr. Wilson is a Democrat. In the end the truth always comes out.
Lastly, everyone is innocent until proven otherwise. Hopefully things will improve with this country and we will come together as Democrats and Republicans. The hatred and anger must stop now.
Sincerely, Paul Littleton