I found that in my three short years of living in Decatur, that the Messenger just likes to criticize everyone. I don't think they position themselves on the left or right but above everyone else.I also think all their sappy public interest stories suck. How about doing some good old investigated stories about corruption in Wise County (or is there not any??)
The Messenger likely ran similar cartoons when Clinton was President. I've always appreciated the positive tone of this award winning newspaper.
As illistrated by the recent misidentification of a local resident, "investigative journalism" is beyond the Messenger's capabilities.
It appears to me that the cartoon is morphing Nixon (another Republican crook) into Bush - not Clinton. The lies of various recent presidents are legendary: "no new taxes" Bush I; "no involvement in arms for hostages with Iran or Iran/Contra" Reagan. Carter was dumb enough to be truthful - "lusting in his heart".
Maybe The Messenger is like you and just likes to stir things up.
Anon 7:37 AM-You don't work for the Messenger by any chance???
7:37 anon, i agree with you. i like a paper that shows the good people in people. it a breath f fresh air from the murders and carjacking you read in the big dailies. as for the comment about the papers awards, i think those speak for themselves,a nd we ar lucky to have this paper in our hometowns. without it, we would be stick with bridgepot, chico and alvord journals. ewww, just the thought makes me cringe.
11:35pm....If the messenger is so horrible how is it that they annually win numerous awards. Would we better of without them, I think not.
...to 12:30 - no I do not work for the Messenger.
Awards don't mean anything. It is one group of people's opinion about something. Is the movie that wins best Oscar the best movie? No.As far as the paper, it has its good points but it is far from perfect. I would like them to dig more into the political areas and give us some real facts. I see a lot of accusation being thrown out in the letters to the editor, but never know if there is any truth to them. I would like to see them dig into those areas and uncover the truth.
If you are so concerned about truth,in order to post a letter you have to include your name, so why don't you contact the parties involved & find out for yourself?Surely you don't expect a "perfect newspaper", no such thing.
We have need for a newspaper in Decatur.
Hey they are only a little to the left of Cindy Sheehan, but what do you expect when the editor is a tree hugger from Oregon. The main sport there is driving spikes into trees to kill loggers. i guess you know you have ruined everything for me i thought it was the comics before your comment caused me to go back and look again.
Looks more like Nixon than Clinton.
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