Friday, September 21, 2012

Big Fat Friday Free For All

What's got you down, friend?  Turn out your little "internet film" wasn't the cause of the riots you had SO hoped was the case?  Jewish vote abandoning you over your Middle East policies?  Finding it just too darn hard to change Washington from the inside?

Well then, share your pain.  We're here to help.


Doc Milnamo said...

Robert Burns and Ben Feller of the Associated Press already has Obama as a two-term president. Headline, page 3A of today's Raleigh News & Oberver:

"Obama's record with Muslims uneven
Strides and setbacks in Middle East relations mark the president's first term in office"

Or, does the N&O write their own headline for an AP story?

"The Hammer" said...

Well that's just what they do. Here's an email exchange I had with one of the editors.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 8:12 AM, wrote:
>Quoting the N&O: ‎"We're getting lots and lots and lots of letters about Mitt Romney's
> secretly taped comments on the number of Americans "dependent" on the
> government (read today's story here). And, no, not a one in support or
> defense. Here's a sampling."
> The Hammer wrote: Do you really expect us to believe this statement? Not one letter in support
> of Romney's assertion? There's only one of two possibilities here: Either
> this newspaper has sunk so low as to blatantly lie to it's readers or this
> newspaper has sunk so low as to drive off every last conservative reader.
> Which one is it? I've been reading this paper for 45 years and I've never
> seen it as unashamedly partisan as it is right now.
> Have a wonderful day,

The Hammer

Hello Hammer.

Hmm. Given those two choices, gonna have to go with the latter.

I reckon you can choose to believe it or not, but the fact that we had
gotten no letters in support of Romney's statement is the truth
nonetheless. Got our first pro-Romney-47-percent letter today ... at
364 words, 164 over the limit. But because we've had none in support,
I moved it over anyway and used time I don't have to edit it down.
Which is what I ALWAYS do when we've had an overwhelming number of
letters on one side of an issue, that is, bend over backward to get in
the opposing view.

You'll find it in Sunday Forum this Sunday.

Thanks for reading,
Burgetta Wheeler

Anonymous said...

Hammer -- "Burgetta Wheeler" sounds like a German Motorcycle.

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