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July 05, 2006

Unfair criticism of U.S.

Regarding Rhonda Chriss Lokeman's "We can't let the land that we love slip away" (7/2, Opinion): Last week's House resolution related specifically to media outlets publishing "leaked" classified information, not something as vague as "reports on the global war on terror."

In addition, the only true "religious crusade" I am aware of is that being waged by Osama bin Laden and his followers against "non-believers."

I realize that Lokeman was writing an op-ed, rather than a news item, but feel strongly that there is a limit to how far real facts can be stretched to fit someone's agenda.

Paul Lundy
Kansas City

Comments

GCYL

“GYCL
One reason for writing to the Star would be to let them know that a large part of their readers do not appreciate the definite leftist bias of their Editorial Board and the syndicated editorials they print.”

I guess I’ve always had a high tolerance towards their choice of entertainment venue.

Engineer

GYCL
One reason for writing to the Star would be to let them know that a large part of their readers do not appreciate the definite leftist bias of their Editorial Board and the syndicated editorials they print. In the last few years they have droped a number of syndicated conservative columns,I have never known them to drop a liberal one. If they just weren't the only game in town...

GCYL

“In any event what others say has nothing to do with RCL's off the wall comments.”

Yes and no. It is true that we could discuss RCL’s comments with out bring up other people. But jack has a point that due to our own bias, Paul Lundy could well see commentators like O'Reilly or Rush being innocent of stretching of facts while jack could see them as being the most guilty of said behavior.

After reading RCL’s article I do not wish to discuss it’s entertainment value. It reaches out to only those who all ready agree with her and Paul Lundy does not. I wouldn’t have sent a letter to the Star about it.

Engineer

jack
Read the article then tell me anything O'Reilly or Rush has said that even enters the area in which RCL operates. In any event what others say has nothing to do with RCL's off the wall comments.

jack

I apparently didn't read and/or see the article in question. But, I wonder how loudly Mr. Lundy complains about the "stretching of facts" done on a regular basis buy Limbaugh, O'Reilly, et al.

 
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