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Posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2007 10:00 pm

The media will just never cease to amaze me. I just finished reading an article about the patriotic picnic I attended this past Sunday in Clements.

At this picnic I did not hear even one person mention the Iraq war. How can the media take this pro American, pro military patriotic picnic, and turn the headline into, "Local Republicans have mixed feelings about Iraq war?"

What is wrong with the media in this country, becoming a huge part of the Blame America First crowd?

This is a perfect example of how they "stir it up" and twist it in to what they want the American people to perceive. Here we have taken an All-American uplifting fun event and have given it a negative connotation on the front page; however, attempted terrorist attacks in Great Britain and Scotland get pushed back to the 20th page â€" something I would say warrants first page coverage.

There is definitely something wrong with this picture.

Kim Parigoris

Acampo

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9 comments:

  • posted at 5:43 am on Sat, Jul 7, 2007.

    Posts:

    Daniel: I was playing softball with my nephews. Our activities did not involve any chicken poop or any anti American rhetoric. Where were you? Perhaps a banquet at the Red Chinese consulate in SF?

     
  • posted at 3:59 pm on Fri, Jul 6, 2007.

    Posts:

    Leonard: If you put your imagination to good use, along with your writing skills, you might be able to do something productive. You wrote: "Your disdain for America, its democratic traditions and its constitutional freedoms oozes from between the lines of your letter." Kim was at the picnic. Where were you? Sitting at your computer terminal?

     
  • posted at 8:46 am on Thu, Jul 5, 2007.

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    Kim: If you say something important, there will always be someone there in opposition.

     
  • posted at 8:45 am on Thu, Jul 5, 2007.

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    Kim: Good letter, and I choose my country over George W. Bush. I oppose his dictatorial power grabs, usurpation of constitutional powers.

     
  • posted at 6:22 am on Thu, Jul 5, 2007.

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    Kim, wash that chicken poop off the bottom of your shoes yet? In the oval office they call it BS, not chickenpoop!

     
  • posted at 6:20 am on Thu, Jul 5, 2007.

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    What's the matter with the media, especially here in Lodi? Just Look at the name:Lodi News Sentinel and the good old boy family that owns and operates it. It Usually looks like they submit their articles to Lodi CC and management for editing and permission to print. The Sentinel is a sad joke tilted toward the upper echelons of Lodi. Plain and simple. Why do they abuse their own rules by allowing their "pets" to blog whatever, yet some of us are denied the same, exact blogsbecause of our names.

     
  • posted at 4:14 am on Thu, Jul 5, 2007.

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    Kim: Your disdain for America, its democratic traditions and its constitutional freedoms oozes from between the lines of your letter. The time has come for you to choose between George W. Bush and your country. You cannot serve both at the same time.

     
  • posted at 4:11 am on Thu, Jul 5, 2007.

    Posts:

    Kim: The idea that a political rally at which Hillary Clinton was compared to Osama bin Laden was non partisan would be laughable if it wasn't so sad.

     
  • posted at 3:41 am on Thu, Jul 5, 2007.

    Posts:

    Wake up Kim. America IS to blame for the Iraq war. I would dare say that America is FIRST to blame. I do agree with you that the media spins stories to affect public opinon. Were you upset about the media hyping the war? Or do you only get peeved with they don't spin things in your direction?

     

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