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"Aside from being wrong, Lucy Morgan had Clint Curtis story right"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 11:07 am PT...
It strikes me as eminently fair that writers or publishers should be held to the standards that they set for themselves. In other words, if I bill myself as a liar and then I tell a pack of lies, who can criticize me? But if I bill myself as a truth-teller then I had better tell the truth or else! In other words: Good job, Brad.
To my fellow Brad Blog readers: Let's keep the pressure on. Write to Lucy Morgan. Or write to Paul Tash. Or write a letter to the Editor. Or do all three.
And [echoing Brad's final words] PLEASE be polite! I understand your anger and I share it. But this is a time for diplomacy.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 11:16 am PT...
Diplomacy has always worked, hasn't it?
I expect similar results in this matter, too.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 11:20 am PT...
Well I just wrote to the editor and to Lucy Morgan. That article she wrote, "Blogs Spin A Tale of Computers, Conspiracy" is really biased. I didn't use any foul language but tried to get my point across that I thought the article was sarcastic, judgmental, and totally biased favorable to Congressman Tom Feeney. I said newspapers and independently-owned news outlets are our Country's only hope to get fair and accurate news, and I said that's why great numbers of people read the blogs - because they can't find fair and accurate news in our newspapers and on television anymore. Anyway, I did my thing. Hope you all drop them a line also. Brad has made it easy with the links. Also, Brad and everybody doing research, you are doing a FANTASTIC job. Y'all give me hope.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 11:23 am PT...
re #2. We want them to read the letters, don't we?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 11:25 am PT...
re #2. We want them to read the letters, don't we?
Why? So they can laugh at you more?
Sure, go ahead. Make their day.
They'll piss on you anyway.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 11:27 am PT...
BTW, I LOVE the fastclick ad that appears at the top & bottom:
"GHOSTS Are they real or not?
Click Here to see proof they exist!"
Did Ray make an affidavit from the beyond?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 1:19 pm PT...
The MSM were invited to this party and they chose to piss on the doorstep - forget 'em. Lucy Morgan was given a major story on a plate and instead chose not to upset Feeney - Florida stinks to high heaven, stop wasting your breath there. Without a Federal Investigation into what went on, it's a waste of time as no-one in state wants it exposed, including Ms. Morgan who's job it is (apparently) to do just that. We don't have infinite resources and I'd wager Brad wasted a lot of effort on it that could have been expended elsewhere. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the plan all along actually, but I am somewhat cynical...
As time progresses the MSM will become increasingly irrelevant as more and more people realise that essentially all of them are behaving as neocon shills. Their choices will then be to either become proper journo's OR start blogging because no-one reads their crap anymore. But blogging doesn't pay too well, so I can't see many taking that approach - principles don't buy many Mercedes these days, do they?
Screw the papers Brad, stick to talk radio - at least that let's you get your point across without too much editorial "assistance"
Hope Lucy Morgan is real proud of that Pulitzer, with work of this quality she won't be getting another.
Stay slinky, you people rock.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 2:53 pm PT...
Brad maybe if you reserve to right to "proof" the story before it goes to press with the next reporter ,after all you did the research and all.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 4:22 pm PT...
Brad - You did the right thing - she did the wrong thing. But after the experience, maybe Da Wookie #7 is right - stay with radio, until some MSM editor is prepared to accept and print your own article - UNEDITED. Also keep at her, at minimum I hope she doesn't sleep that well for a little while - she lacks integrity and deserves to lose any respect she has previously obtained from the Pulitzer Prize.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 5:57 pm PT...
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 4/12/2005 @ 9:24 pm PT...
Hi, Dredd - Hope you read the above post JS #10 -
the Bush Doctrine states: Law is "the strategy of the weak" - so, rhetoric may persuade the American people, but it will not sway the Bullshit Administration. It's time to start thinking outside the box (but not outside the law).
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 4/13/2005 @ 2:14 am PT...
No response from Lucy to my letter, sent two days ago. Also, no acknowledgment from the St. Pete Times of my letter to them.
And, no response from any of the Georgia and Florida officials to whom I sent a copy of the Chris Shays letter.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 4/13/2005 @ 4:37 am PT...
Peggy #11 Yes I had read it yesterday. Hard hitting article.
The article says "So let's have no illusions about where we are. Gangsters are in charge".
I have heard that before "You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules." (When You Gonna Wake up, Bob Dylan, 1979).
I disagree with the article where it says "nothing and no one will be allowed to challenge their dominion" to the degree that it urges us to believe nothing can be done.
We can turn the MSM with mass demonstration of people power in the form of boycotts and protest of many forms and sorts. The question, then, is will we?
I agree with the article in the sense that the neocons will fight to maintain their unjust hold on the MSM, but I do not agree that they automatically win just by fighting us.
The people can be reached thru alternative news means and sources that are beginning to become most popular.
Blog on to the max.
RLM #12 Good for you for your efforts.
Their silence says a lot. We have the high moral ground so lets keep shouting from there.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 4/22/2005 @ 5:25 am PT...
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