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The commentary, “Congress cans save local news” (Tribune-Herald, Nov. 12), contains layers of irony of which readers may be unaware.
The piece came from the East Bay Times, the surviving remnant of a once-large group of San Francisco Bay Area newspapers acquired in the 2000s by Alden Global Capital, which proceeded to shut down most of them, including the Oakland Tribune, consolidate the remaining fragments, and lay off most of the newsroom staff.
Overnight, Alden gutted local news coverage for millions of readers — not because the papers were losing money, but because Alden wanted to fatten its bottom line.
There are legitimate issues regarding the relationship between digital platforms like Facebook and the news-gathering organizations from which they draw much content, but this piece was like the vandals complaining about an increase in graffiti and broken windows.
My heart goes out to any woman that is pregnant and is struggling economically, emotionally and/or spiritually about carrying the baby to full term.
There are many Christians and pro-life groups that will come alongside any struggling mother to help with almost every physical need they may have. And there are many parents waiting to adopt.
It is a sad day when all around women hear that it is OK to abort their baby. It is very shocking that with all forms of media, our politicians declare that it is OK to abort babies and even say this is one of the most important issues that our society’s government should support and is the reason to vote for a particular politician.
These politicians are saying to the world that America stands solidly behind aborting any baby that is inconvenient and a burden to society. These politicians’ morals have sunk to the very lowest depths. Their minds have become like those of animals, not of humans.
To think a baby in the womb is but an inconvenience to be disposed of like trash is the product of the most evil mind.
Will got it wrong
I generally agree with George Will’s opinion on a national matter (“The election results should move both parties to introspection,” Tribune-Herald, Nov. 10).
Mr. Will is wrong in context of what has happened to the country’s political climate within the last three or so years. What has Whole Foods and Cracker Barrel got to do with the shameful “Big Lie” propaganda that is being forced on the country and the riotous insurrection that almost tore apart the nation’s capitol?
Both parties should (or would they?) move to introspection and not engage in wild metaphor.
Just be reminded of the spirit of the Pledge of Allegiance: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,”
Simple. Not a journalistic gobbledygook.
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