Friday, July 6, 2007

To Hell with Ch. 3 TV

Considering Ch. 3 is a CBS affiliate, I should have figured they would be unfair and unbalanced covering a “conservative issue”…you know, American flags, Mom, Apple Pie, or this quaint combination of all three: a small-town Rockwellian CELEBRATION in the form of a July 4’th Parade.

Let’s see, we had over a dozen Parade Committee members or volunteers running around (or cycling) on July 4’th wearing bright red t-shirts emblazoned with “parade staff” on both sides; but these “journalists” could not bother to interview a single one to cover the other side of the story.

I would have been happy to highlight the hypocrisy of the Amherst League of Women Voter’s exceedingly new President Carol Rothery citing the Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence to define our current “freedom.” Hmmmm, didn’t the preamble to the Constitution declare, “All men are created equal”? Women couldn’t even vote until 1920. And let’s not even talk about the 1820 Missouri Compromise.

The first thing I would have pointed out is we did not deny a single request from anyone to participate.

If the League of Women Voters did their job Amherst, Massachusetts (home state to the Revolution) would have a far better local election voter turnout than the miserable under 20% we have averaged for the past generation.

WFSB “report” aired 7/4/07:
http://www.cbs3springfield.com/news/local/8323967.html

WGGB CH 40 shows how it SHOULD be done (click on 'One Group Bows out of Parade' over on the right under Top Stories):
http://www.wggb.com/players/news/top_stories/video.shtml

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

Hmmmm, didn’t the preamble to the Constitution declare, “All men are created equal”?
Well, no, it didn't, actually. That was the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable rights", etc. The Constitution's preamble starts with "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union", etc., and doesn't mention equality at all.

LarryK4 said...

Well depending on which (or is it whatever) interview she gave, I believe Ms. Rothery cited them both.

And in today's Gazette, she whines in a Letter to the Editor about the reporter not mentioning The League in his write up of the Parade.

She starting to remind me of Cindy Sheehan.