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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1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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