September 2, 2009 11:05:00 AM
Like most big-time newspaper employees, owners, editors, op-ed writers, etc., Mike Luckovich is an unashamed liberal. Case in point: A recent cartoon showed a bunch of Confederate re-enacters with the obligatory Confederate battle flag, saying, "We''re town hall re-enacters." It would have been more accurate to have used Revolutionary War or even WW II re-enacters, but no! This was an obvious subliminal ploy to paint protesters at these meetings as unpatriotic, redneck trash.
He has a right to his viewpoint, and we have a right to ours. I can''t draw so I can''t publish political cartoons, but I know what he is and what he does through his work. I''m gonna buy me a bird so I can put his cartoons to good use.
Cameron Triplett Sr.
Thom Geiger commented at 9/2/2009 1:06:00 PM:
Mr. Triplett, surely you're not alleging that there is an absence of balance in the national media, or are you speaking of our local (city and state) press? I really, really, really miss Ron Williams, but my guess is somebody would rather have their toenails pulled out by the roots before they'd give space to a local conservative columnist.
JC commented at 9/2/2009 3:18:00 PM:
As someone who has lived in cities that actually have progressive newspapers, it cracks me up that y'all call the Dispatch "liberal." Y'all must let Glen Beck do all your thinking for you.
Thom Geiger commented at 9/2/2009 9:04:00 PM:
JC, if that is true, the part about the Dispatch, I'd be interested in someone pointing out some homegrown conservativism in the pages of the CD. Take a look and let us know where we can find it. Take all the time you need.
JC commented at 9/3/2009 12:25:00 PM:
Thom, I didn't say the Dispatch was conservative, just that it isn't a "progressive" paper by any stretch of the imagination. It's coverage of news seems pretty even-handed, and the columnists rarely address politically controversial topics. It's mostly Garrison Keillor-Lake Wobegon-type feel-good stuff. Fairly standard small-market paper that doesn't want to make waves.
taxpayer commented at 9/3/2009 4:10:00 PM:
I hope you are not cruising the WEB on the taxpayer's dollar. I notice that your first comment was at 1:06pm, outside your lunch hour time period. Please stop surfing the web on our dollar and get back to doing your computer operator job at the base.
bear commented at 9/3/2009 5:51:00 PM:
The Dispatch is as liberal as a small town, southern daily can get. All of the sourced editorials are from either the LA Times or Washington Post (two of the most liberally biased papers in the country). Mr. Imes is a obvious liberal, as is his staff.
The paper's views have fallen on the left side of issues consitently.
bear commented at 9/3/2009 8:52:00 PM:
The Dispatch is on Havana time.
nancy sims commented at 9/3/2009 10:58:00 PM:
why are so many people against the alcohol sale on sundays? some folks do everything under the sun monday through saturday and then want to be saved or pretend that they want to do right by god on sundays. how backward is that. people should do right by god every day of the week.i think alot of people are just being hypocrites.if you don't want to drink or buy liquor on sunday, then don't. stay out of other peoples business.if you are an alcoholic then sunday just another day. i myself like to sit at home sometimes and drink on sundays, and if you are worried about someone being drunk, then that's an everyday thing, sunday shouldn't matter. so people quit trying to put god in everything when it benefit you all.i bet half of the people complaining are the main ones that are hypocrites.just get a life.
Peter Imes commented at 9/4/2009 10:20:00 AM:
Thom, thanks for pointing out the time zone issue. It will be fixed today.
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