I never read in the past, now, or probably in the future, a newspaper because of its "hard hitting headlines." ["What we can learn from Dear Abby"] News people are the only people in America that take themselves so seriously and are so narcissistic as to believe that the entire population is just waiting for their next article.
I was in my mid to late 20s during Nixon's administrations. I never read what Woodward and Bernstein had to write about him, nor did I read the Pentagon Papers that the traitorous Daniel Ellsberg leaked. You guys were so intent upon bringing down a president you didn't even stop to think what harm it might have done to those still engaged in war. I've always loathed reporters myself just because of that one period of time – it was soooo gotcha that you didn't even stop to wonder if your actions gave our enemies hope that they could defeat America, and you hated a president so much that you only thought about your Pulitzers and your next articles! That time period is so emblazoned in my mind that when I read that "a Pulitzer Award" winning "journalist" (cough, cough, sputter, sputter) wrote something that everyone should read, I run the other way and refuse to read it.
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I have always bought a newspaper for one thing – the crossword puzzles. Occasionally, I read some of the articles, but until your WND online, I rarely read newspapers because they were always liberal rags with nothing in them that pertained to my values.
I don't mean to seem rude about what you do, but it really is way overrated. I loathed Walter Cronkite – he was never the most trusted journalist to me; my dad hated him so much that he would scream and yell for half an hour if he walked in the house and found the television on and the man reading the news in our living room. Dad always called Cronkite a commie pinko. Turns out he was just about right.
I still remember the days there was no conservative voice, and I remember that you were a liberal. That negated your relevance to me then, but you still think too much about what you do. You appointed yourself to be a watchdog; no one elected you.