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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:02 AM
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Open letter to the Press
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:13 AM by Mythsaje
Yes, I realize that you feel as though you've been attacked now that one of your own is looking at jail time for refusing to give up her source.

Yes, this is a development that disturbs those of us who truly support the First Amendment. We understand that confidential sources can be as important to the Press as they can be to the police.

On the other hand...your remarkable silence in the face over almost overwhelming corruption on the part of the Republicans currently in power made such a move on the part of true justice seekers nearly inevitable.

You stopped doing your job. It has been left up to bloggers and on-line discussion groups to disseminate the news you haven't seen fit to cover.

When you, the press, become complacent and complicit in crimes against America, you lose your privileges. When your anchors and reporters become just another part of the Republican spin machine, you cease to be members of the free press and become just another voice in the wind.

The reporters in question become accomplices in the commission of a High Crime against the American people, an act that jeopardized our security and placed thousands of our young men and women in harm's way in furtherance of a lie.

I would say "shame on you," but it's become clear ever since the Iraq war began that you have no shame.

So shame on us, the American people, for allowing you to fool us for so long.

Never again.

Edited to add a word I'd left out. :banghead:
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:05 AM
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1. excellent letter
mind if I borrow the ideas from it?
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:07 AM
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3. Be my guest n/t
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:07 AM
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2. Great Job...
The press has become the equivalent of a high school cheerleading squad...worried more about how they deliver the cheers, than what is actually going on in the game.....for shame.....
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:10 AM
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4. Thanks, I know perfect use for it
I just got a solicitation from the NY Times to subscribe, and you have just articulated my reason for not giving them my business
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:15 AM
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6. I know what you mean...
I actually laughed as I walked away from one solicitor at a weekend function...telling my wife "Yeah, like I'd support the Corporate Press?"
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:14 AM
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5. Currently in power right now?
Sheesh. Redundant much?

:banghead:

Sorry, folks...I'm tired...constant fireworks bombardment around here for five days has taken its toll...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:21 AM
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7. You forgot the salutation.
Dearest Whores,
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