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A Question.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Fenian_Bastard, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    "We made an editorial decision."

    Yeah, a lousy one.
  2. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    TD -

    I don't think FB or I were trying to draw a straight line from a letter in the paper to the killing of Alan Berg. Or even a comparison. At least in my case I'm just saying that in Denver, where a leftish member of the chattering class was once famously shot to death for his opinions, the folks at the paper might be a little more alert to matters of civic taste and sensitivity when publishing a letter calling for the lopping off of other (talking) heads.

    In the same way the DMN probably steers away from printing letters that suggest an incumbent politician might be wise not to drive through Dealey Plaza on his way through town.
  3. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    OK, I was kind of misunderstanding your points...but I get them now...and you've got a point. Just like someone said that a person from Littleton, Colo., should be a little more respectful of the value of human life and not idly wish beheadings on people.
  4. Except that we've heard politte variations on this theme from the likes of Bill Bennett, Congressman Peter King, and the Veep over the last week.
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I don't disagree, the lunatic fringe is in charge.
    A president that believes that rapture is right around the corner. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but it isn't a smart way to run a country with the belief that a son of God or the three-in-one will shortly be returning to make everything a-okay.
    That isn't crazy, but if you said Thor instead, whoa ... time for the meds.
    Bill Bennett is a piece of shit hypocrite who spent the money from his books on morals at the casino and when did the guy from SI get elected to Congress?
  6. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    Do it.
  7. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I think you have played the ball outside the bounds for the thread established by F_B. No surprise.

    It's late and I'm not sure about my thoughts on running that letter. Maybe tomorrow.
  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Publish a letter urging violence? No problem.

    Publish a cartoon that might, might lead to violence? No way!
  9. This is exactly the discussion I'd hoped would occur and the one, I hope, occurred at the Post. Anybody out there able to check in on the fallout?
    (HH -- You're right. Shouldn't have stepped over my own endline. No TD)
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The fact it IS Denver is clearly relevant, given the local weirdo demo.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Let me repeat myself. If I'm a Post employee, right now I'm thinking (to channel Hubie Brown) that a reader has advocated murdering newspaper employees, and apparently the bosses think that's just a "talker". No. It's a criminal act, and a long session with the polite young men in wing-tips is just the ticket for the crackpot loudmouth who wrote the letter.
    If a reader wrote a similiar letter about the governor of Colorado, the paper would turn it over to the cops tout de suite. They won't do the same for potentially their own workers. What scumbuckets.
  12. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Bad decision by the Denver Post. Really bad decision.
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