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Skyline - Houston, Texas

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

So much hate in the world

This from The Nation today:

The city that will always be home to me is under attack: From foreign terrorists? No, from the home grown variety. Here's what Fox News O'Reilly had to say (paraphrased):

San Francisco, along with a couple of other cities, shouldn't be part of the United States. If terrorists want to attack, they should start with S. F. and Coit Tower.

What did the city do that was so awful? They're trying one more time to get guns off the street. The last time they tried it Mayor Diane Feinstein had to fight a recall election. She won and is now our senior U. S. Senator. The gun ban was overturned by the courts and probably this one will be as well.

They don't want military recruiters overstepping their bounds.

These local resolutions are usually statements of conscience rather than enforceable law.

Unfortunately, the same Amendment that protects me here also protects the hate-mongers. Fox News, which is many things but not stupid, knows that controversy drives ratings. As long as people are watching and writing about O'Reilly and the other "news" people on Fox, they'll continue to promote hate and intolerance.

Read the article. I've protested to Fox and I will again but I don't think anyone is listening.



  • At Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:51:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    Gadflies. Thorns in the flesh. Mr. and Mrs. John and Jane Q. Citizens may not be able to do much but we can be gadflies and thorns, be a nuisance. And sometimes, if there's enough gadflies and thorns, it does effect change.


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