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11/6/2012 6:00:00 AM
Kingman Letter: Profiting from disaster

A few weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor asking for a fair media. This time I'm asking for a media that reports the news and doesn't use a disaster to sell products.

I have family who lives in both New York and New Jersey. I spent the whole night switching between Fox, CNN and MSNBC because they had a commercial every eight to ten minutes.

Today, I timed CNN and it was every seven minutes. Is asking for the news, not political B.S., too much to ask? FOX blames Obama for the storm, and MSNBC and CNN blame Romney.

Networks, please report the news and stop the B.S.

John G. Kirby Sr.

Kingman


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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Article comment by: Free Speech With Responsibility

@ Web Administrator - Please, WA, if Anson's Nephew's comment may be enligtening or constructive to even one reader, please print it. I

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

@ Tj

Well once again my response was censored, ... uhh deleted. So I would suppose in your world, you won.

Why my responding to you is such a threat to the web-admin I will never know, but his house his rules.


Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Article comment by: Tj Denton

Anson, its childish to say "well he did it too" when talking about someone elses mistake to cover your own downfalls. In most cases on here being the president. I was saying that you said the same statement as well and that is what i was referring to. Comprehend context.

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Its no surprise traitors, seditonionists wish for Americas collapse, failure, they out of their own mouths tell everyone what they really are dirty low down traitors to America! Love it or leave it, divide it and all we owe you is a quick hangmens rope or a fast firing squad!

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

I do believe we are seeing the beginings of the unraveling of the Murdock Empire in America, the generals mistress/biographer is now discovered to be in possession of classified data and facing charges, the canary starts to sing and tells who she was peddling her wares too! It is funny Fox network was the one via Griffin who broke the Benghazi story with alleged access to classified emails sources? Wonder which network will have the bravery to ask the question when did Fox network know and whom did they get the information from?

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

True patriots might disagree on politics but traitors hate our system of government and wish to secede, they have no more patriotism than a scoundrel who would sell his very mother for his own profiteering! All these secessionists are no better than modern day Benedict Arnolds selling their souls to the highest bidder! Their secession will fail, but if they do not like America do not let the door hit you where the good lord split you as you leave this country and good ridence to you!

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“… but anson said it too.”

And once again my response to that has been censored, uhh, deleted. So I will attempt to once again point out – SARCASM, (as I explained), learn what it means!

And weren’t you the one who once chstised me here saying that “he did it too” was a childish and ridiculous response? Yes, that was you.

I would like to see the web-admin post "response deleted" when a post has been censored, uhh, deleted, to at least provide an indication that someone did answer a bogus and inaccurate charge.


Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: Tj Denton

I understand that chuckles..but anson said it too. And that is what i was referring to. Good day

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@T J

"FOX blames Obama for the storm, and MSNBC and CNN blame Romney. "

That is straight from the letter writer. Give it a rest.


Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012
Article comment by: tj denton

""Yes, FAUX News – that lies about everything, all of the time – ignorantly blames Obama for the storm, but I have not seen anyone blaming Willard the Money Hider for the storm.""

anson, thats not sarcasm, thats attempting to state a lie, now that you are asked to provide proof, you simply say you were being sarcastic. convenient i suppose.


Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“I doubt if you keep it simple such as this short post here that web admin will censor you.”

I have responded three times to the nonsense you and your BFF alter ego have posted on this thread and none of them have appeared. Why, damned if I know? BUT – if you will read the original post (above) you will see that it was Mr Kirby who said FAUX News was reporting that info. My post was sarcasm (look up the word) that yes, it was FAUX reporting such ridiculousness. Please, make an effort to comprehend what is posted here.

Why my posts responding to direct questions are censored… uhh, deleted, is beyond me.


Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Article comment by: Tj Denton

Well anson, simply provide a link or a short statement on how fox actually blamed obama for the storm. I doubt if you keep it simple such as this short post here that web admin will censor you.

Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Profiting from disaster? I find that one a rich joke, but then we do have one unique media outlet which runs both radio and television networks called fox and friends, run and owned by a international vagabond Murdock, who seems to float around the world buying control in media, married to a Chinese woman, building a retirement home in Bejjing China for him and his wife to retire too! Imagine just today scandal breaks of a general embroiled in a affair, his emails illegally accessed, FBI investigation, now go back a few days and as the middle east consulate attack issue bubbled up a fox anchor claimed she had secret access, insider information of emails from middle east to USA! One might wonder is fox and friends a nest of Chinese spies trying to divide America against itself, they sure do hate US government with gusto!

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

@TJ

"See what i mean FLS?? Call the liberals out on their lies and they tuck tail and run. Eyes straight forward pretending they dont see you! Haha prove em wrong and you never see em on the thread again!"

Fellow pseudonym, what in the world are you talking about? The only person who claimed that Fox and MSNBC blamed anybody for the storm was made by the letter writer. Please try to read, understand, and keep up.


Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Sad sack right wingers drunk on that right wing snake oil now believe the hurricane Sandy cost them the election, New Jersey Gov. Christie sold them out, could not possibly be that they simply are not in the majority as they believe! Oh well delusions of grandeur are grand indeed! They lost not only their bid for white house, lost 2 Senate seats, a few congressional seats and they still think they have this mythical majority who silently side with them!

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Ansons Nephew

and if the WA chooses not to put it up, it is beyond my control.

Gotta love it. When you are accused of running away you use your version of "the dog ate my homework" and claim that the KDM censored your writings.

"or whoever is in control this week"

Good one. Hey, maybe you can help your BFF find the "other bracketed comment" that he claims the WA made about who is in control of going through comments.

LOL

Nice try. LOL


Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

It is always interesting to see the usual suspects come here gloating about someone running from their inane challenges. As has been pointed out previously, the censoring, uhh, deleting, of posts by the web-admin (or whoever is in control this week) does not mean a challenge did not receive a response. To make such statements flies in the face of logic – but then comprehension and logic have never been the long suits of the intellectually challenged.

I always respond – unless the post is so bogus there is no response necessary – and if the web-admin (or whoever is in control this week) chooses not to put it up, it is beyond my control.


Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: jist me a walkin

Ya know, i watched about the storm. My sis n law is one that lost her house in NJ. i never heard obama or romney mention the other blaming the other for the storm or how it was handled. ..... so knock it off.

there was some blaming going on between the nj goveneror and the antlantic city mayor


Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012
Article comment by: Tj Denton

See what i mean FLS?? Call the liberals out on their lies and they tuck tail and run. Eyes straight forward pretending they dont see you! Haha prove em wrong and you never see em on the thread again!

Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Tj Denton

Some libs are very quick to be grateful for Hurricane Sandy, Tj. This, last night, from top obama cheerleader Chris Matthews on MSNBC:

"I'm so glad we had that storm last week because i think the storm was one of those things. No, politically I should say, not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics."

On the video you tell he added the "not in terms of hurting people" part hurridly. He knew he screwed up with the previous line.

And notice, he said "good politics" not "good govt response in helping people".

Typical liberal obamabot. Over 100 dead, millions in the dark, cold and still suffering, thousands who lost everything they had, but this all A-Okay as long as it benefited obama in getting re-elected.

The liberal mindset is mind boggling. They really don't care about people. It's all about them.

And sorry lib/leftists, no link for you guys. Do your own homework. Just google "chris matthews grateful for hurricane" and you will find multiple links. At least 1 3/4 pages of them.


Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Article comment by: Are They Laughing Now?

I, like many, am shocked by the devastation and destruction in the wake of Super Storm Sandy but it may be god's way of saying "Get Real"! I know the GOP is not laughing anymore like they were during the convention.

http://climatechangepsychology.blogspot.com/2012/11/romney-jokes-on-rising-sea-levels.html


Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Article comment by: my country 101 mr.c.

My question for the writer for & for those who commented on Mr Kirby remarks. How many of you have actually lost your home to a flood? What makes these stories national news, is the amount of damage left behind and the many who have suffered and died in it's wake. In 1993 I lost my home to a flood, as did countless others. Whole towns were wiped out and I watched my two daughters embrace each other, as the siren sounded, indicating the levy had been breached and the placed they had grown up in and know as home was about to vanish.

Days before the breach, our town had many members from various local news outlets, politicians and on the day of the breach we were invaded so to speak, by the large national news media. They were falling all over each other, just waiting for the inevitable breach. The decision had already been made days before, ether the levy broke on it's own, or we were going to blow it our self's, something we were spared from doing.

The point here, after the break our town became a waste land, the news reporter's were replaced by the Red Cross, Salvation Army and CNN, one reporter, who I spoke with from CNN was a guy by the name of Knapp and I had one question for him, where in world did everyone go. Our town seem to be a forgotten one. He answered that by the time he and the rest of the CNN crew were gone our town and the people still there would be known not only here in the USA, but around the world and he was right. So if CNN has more air time devoted to advertizing then news, so be it. What they accomplished in the short time they were there, was remarkable.


Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Article comment by: Doing Research

I thought that in the Obama-run socialist commune that most of you all think we live in the free market was shuttered up and sent packing years ago. This free market enterprise, then, should not be possible. Are the commercials for government-run stores?

So where should one get news without a funding agenda? What media outlet has no financial accountability to anyone besides its viewers.....hmmm.... let me think.....that's a tough one - it wold have to be a channel where news people were all really experienced and smart, and probably not required to be attractive.

Gosh, what magical station could pull something off like this? And without commercials? That's next to impos-

Oh no wait, you wanted to be watching PBS. Yup. Yeah, that's it, you just asked to watch news on PBS.

So you should probably watch the news on there for now, until the GOP stops funding news that doesn't have financial strings attached.

Hope that helps!


Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Article comment by: Tj Denton

Anson...can you provide proof that fox specifically blamed obama for the storm? Links? Was it an actually fox employee?? REMEMBER anson, be specific and accurate! Youre entitled to your opinion, never youre own facts! Haha

Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

Don't like commercials? Who does? So how exactly do you expect them to stay in business without them?


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