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March 5, 2008

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To the editor:

I am disappointed, (but not surprised) that America's media have failed once again in their appointed task of informing the electorate. The latest evidence of willful neglect (by an increasingly corporate-owned fourth estate) regards the lack of coverage on a recent "60 Minutes" news report about former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, now in prison.

Under oath to the House Judiciary Committee, and again on "60 Minutes," an Alabama attorney, Jill Simpson, charged that a former chief adviser to President Bush was deeply involved in repeated efforts to bring down Siegelman through the use of the federal Justice Department. Fifty-two former attorneys general, both Republican and Democrat, are now pushing Congress to investigate what they see as an unwarranted targeting of a successful Democratic governor in a Republican state.

In an interesting side note, when the "60 Minutes" episode aired, large parts of Alabama suddenly had a blackout of their TVs, but only on CBS and only for the length of the Siegelman feature.

Serious allegations have been made, under oath, that a key figure in President Bush's administration used the U.S. Justice Department as a weapon. Rove is accused of having someone imprisoned because they were from the other political party. These are the kind of things that happen in totalitarian states, not in the kind of America I grew up in. As of March 2, the Lawrence Journal-World has not printed a single word of these disturbing developments. Shameful.

Daniel Patrick Schamle,

Lawrence

Comments

BigAl 7 years, 4 months ago

Wow. It took 7 entries before Bill Clinton was mentioned.

BigAl 7 years, 4 months ago

Any time one of these far right-wingers bring up Bill Clinton, I immediately, and properly, dismiss them as partisan political hacks.

BigAl 7 years, 4 months ago

lacolonia... just keep that head buried in the sand and it will all be fine.

staff04 7 years, 4 months ago

"The Kool-Aid causes you to forget the crimes of the Clinton adminstration. It also cause sever BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome)."

I'm going to, from here on, suggest removal of anyone else who plagiarizes Charles Krauthammer without giving him credit for setting off the use of "BDS" (Krauthammer--2003).

Can't you come up with some of your own material?

1029 7 years, 4 months ago

I wouldn't even know where to start. If I was a psychologist, I'd want to study you. I think there is a term for your condition--with the use of "little fella" and "puny" and other terms used to inflate your own feeling of self-worth. Plus, your obsession with Clinton is altogether creepy.

1029 7 years, 4 months ago

I'm a liberal?

I was only trying to provide an outsider's view of the "debate" taking place. I hate to see anyone--republican or democrat--make such a fool of themselves. You sounded so angry and irrational and I thought that if more people pointed that out to you, you might step back and realize how dumb you were sounding. Sorry.

staff04 7 years, 4 months ago

Defender, don't forget Engagehorn...

staff04 7 years, 4 months ago

"I consider the past relevant and important."

But clearly, not the present...

World_Vision 7 years, 4 months ago

I forget. What was this argument about?

staff04 7 years, 4 months ago

I'm pretty sure he was just calling YOU a sissy, Kevin. I also think he was blaming your sissiness for 9/11. I think it is great--you deserve everything you get on these boards.

staff04 7 years, 4 months ago

Actually, I was unspinning your spin. Someone calls you a sissy and your little pea turns it into an insult directed at the entire military. Read your own post, fool.

1029 7 years, 4 months ago

Wow. lacolonia has got some serious, serious problems. People should probably just leave him/her alone before he/she goes on a murderous rampage or worse.

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Corey Williams 7 years, 4 months ago

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1029 7 years, 4 months ago

I just stopped back by for a laugh, but everything lacolonia wrote has been removed. What happened?

BigAl 7 years, 4 months ago

So, why have lacolonia's posts been removed? Or am I missing something?

staff04 7 years, 4 months ago

Because he has been repeatedly booted from the LJW forums...when they figure out it is him, he goes bye-bye. He has been on in so many different screennames over the last couple of years, and the end result is always the same. He can't take the hint that the LJW won't tolerate his brand of behavior.

BrianR 7 years, 4 months ago

"There are some real weasels on this forum."

Are you sure they're not otters?

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