Regarding two national scandals:
The most obvious and simple questions that the media continues to ignore are:
Who, or what party, informed you, Mr. President, that the video was the cause of the uprising? Who? Or is this something you always knew? How did the video initially become involved in the explanation?
What was the sources of that report? Where are your cites? Why did it conveniently occur on the anniversary of 911?
How did Ambassador Rice go out to the Sunday talk shows with a line of explanation that the administration (Axelrod) did not approve?
Who coordinated the full-court press? How did all of the administration stick to the same script without any without any coordination?
Why did you, Mr. President, go to the United Nations and apologize for the video six times? Why did he run an advertisement in Pakistan saying the same?
When do you think ABC, CBS, or NBC will ask these questions?
How about the 12th of Never?
Why do the media fail consistently to find any curiosity in these problems?
Why does media find no problem with the BATF failing to stop convicted felons from buying guns and selling them to Mexican drug lords?
Why, when dealers accessed the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, that they were given approval to sell 2,000 guns to straw buyers, with felony convictions?
Where did the funding come from to buy these weapons? Why aren’t anti-gun liberals in the media upset with this issue? Funny, isn’t it? Why is it OK for the attorney general to stonewall the investigation?
Why aren’t these things national scandals? Why don’t the media inquire? Why do the media provide excuses and shield the the administration?
Do you still live in a fantasy world that the media is honest? Do you really want your government staffed by the media? Do you think Candy Crowley won the presidential debate? How ‘bout Martha Raddatz?
Regarding two national scandals:
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While your April 17 article (“Park Service opens Canal classrooms,” Page 1A) described this exciting program accurately, your readers may be wondering how they can help support this new educational opportunity for school children in Allegany County.
Ivan Hall story brings back memories of a unique man
I enjoyed Mike Sawyers’ Ivan Hall story. It was well written and brought back some wonderful memories of my Cumberland days and especially, an unique man.
It’s a secret
Could someone enlighten us about why not even the names of the two entities bidding on development of the Footer Dye Works building can be divulged?
A Times-News article about the bids included an explanation from a lawyer for the attorney general’s office about the need to keep the names and other information secret at this time. Despite that, the logic of not divulging at least a little more information escapes us.
What do we do about those who weren’t criminals after all?
Now that Maryland has become the 17th state to (finally) decriminalize possession of marijuana, one could say that the legislature and governor should be patted on the back for doing the right thing.
Which approach to the school makes sense?
What exactly is the long-range plan, according to the Allegany County Commissioners?
I’ve read in the Cumberland Times-News that the current County Commissioners intend to spend $9 million to construct a new high school.
H.O.G. Rally coming to Cumberland in June
Let me introduce myself. My name is Francine Kraft and I am the Maryland/Delaware State H.O.G. Rally Coordinator for 2014.
With a team of seven others, we have put together a rally for June 19-22 to be held in Cumberland.
Access to trout ponds hard for those who have trouble walking
I took my 5-year-old grandson Easton, who lives in Cumberland, to the Evitts Creek three ponds on March 31, the day it was stocked with trout.He had the joy and excitement of catching his first trout and two more. I have a Maryland fishing license and trout stamp.
Wait long enough; they will die off without being cared for
The letter to the editor of April 14 (“Military veterans have few friends in Washington, D.C.”), I am afraid, hit the nail on the head — sort of — about this next set of returning veterans.
Translations differ, but the message is eternal
This letter is in response to a recent letter titled “One cannot compromise on God’s word” (April 13 Times-News). I had previously written a letter titled “Why are compromises so difficult to achieve” (April 7).
Closing the loopholes will help clear the regulatory waters
After a decade of uncertainty over Clean Water Act jurisdiction following Supreme Court challenges in 2001 and 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers announced a forthcoming administrative rule to close enforcement loopholes, restoring protections to 20 million acres of wetlands, more than half the nation’s streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans.
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