Letter: Schwiebert doesn’t follow fair and balanced approach


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Posted Online: Dec. 11, 2012, 1:43 pm
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It is indeed unfortunate that on the day of remembrance of another attack on our great country, the attack on Pearl Harbor, some people continue to attack the other side.

The column by Mark Schwiebert was intended to discuss how the recent Supreme Court Citizens United ruling has adversely effected our election process. What he really showed was how some people cannot seem to pass up the opportunity to slam the opposition, whoever it may be.

There is no way anybody could address this issue without bringing up the name George Soros! Yet, Mr Schwiebert saw fit to only mention one person by name, Karl Rove. He not only mentioned him by name, but felt the need to call him "vicious".

Right-left, conservative-liberal or Democrat -Republican, there are enough questions to go around many times in this debate. It is a shame that the writer felt he had to resort to name calling to try to get his point access.

Free speech is free speech, however, when you enjoy being a featured writer for the local newspaper, perhaps one should try his best to show that he is not biased. Maybe he is already starting the next campaign for office?

If Mr. Schwiebert wants to be taken seriously, he should treat ALL issues equally! Ever hear of the saying "fair and balanced," Mr. Schwiebert?

Bill Long,
Rock Island

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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