We have a definite split in this country brought about by government give aways to non contributing people to our Society. Your letter is pointing out that the media is highly biased and thus resulting in tunnel vision of facts. It will stop when it is forced too I feel but not until severe actions.
Excellent. Clear and concise -- thank you.
Our laws should be written in the same manner.
Oh we have other media besides Fox news? (On T.V.). Who are they? Oh! The ones who like to talk to movie celebs., and liberals. Forgot about them as I never watch them. Hope their ratings go so low, they close their doors. They are the ones coming on air screaming and ranting and raving that Fox News lies! Why? Because that is how they feeel about it. All feelings, no facts, had that proved on Hannity tonight. Can't remember the liberal witch that was on but they were discussing pot in Colorado, and he had a Dr. there with tests that said pot is not good for you when consumed daily. He offered her the papers, she shoved them back without looking at them with her nose in the air. (What is it about liberals that they have to have their nose so far in the air)? Facts are unimportant to them. Probably because they can't read.
You would think that just the photos of those all suited up armed wannabe Navy seals would make these idiots stop and realize something is very wrong. This is not Nazi Germany. YET
"An independent film maker, Lynch, from New York went to check out the situation."
Spot on, thank you.
You might add that the theft of this land was preplanned by Reid because of his land deal with the Chinese. Reid needs to be investigated but who's going to do that? Holder? HA!!!
Your response brings new information I was not aware of myself. It seems to cover the true facts that too often seem to go unreported or left out in many liberal news medias. I would like to ask some questions myself.
Why has it taken 21 years for the feds. (BLM) to push this issue?
Who does the BLM report too?
Is this another rogue act that our out of control govt. agencies seem to be using lately?
Do you really think Harry Reid had no previous knowledge of this pending act of govt. abuse?
Why is the White House not addressing this act of (quote from Harry) "domestic terrorism"?
Why are there still members of congress serving that have criminal records and owe back taxes?
With all the things going on in the country and the world, I am most disturbed with the fact that I am being lied too, on so many issues. Am I the only person that feels like I'm treated as just another stupid, tax paying idiot that doesn't matter? Liberal/Progessive Americans--WAKE UP--Our country is being attacked from the inside out and although you may like it now, wait till you see the flip side.
Louise, your response is on target. You might also add that it was not only people who were traumatized. The cattle were run at high speed by helicopters in desert heat. Some of the cattle were killed and some were damaged. The cattle are Bundy's livelihood and they are his property, The cattle will eventually be food for people. We live at a time when government is the enemy of all of us and that is no more evident than when action is taken to diminish agriculture production.
Thanks to everyone on this site who responded to my question and letter! Your comments are helpful, and encouraging. I read the submission policy of the NYT, and their limit is 150 words, or a little more, because of space. I could not get it down to that number, but shortened it where I could, though it is still way over that limit. I kept my comments in my letter as responding to some of the things that were said in Egan's piece. I did send it in, and received an automated reply that they received it. They said if it is published they would let me know. I don't expect it to be, but glad I sent it anyway. Here is my revised copy:
The Opinion piece "Deadbeat in the Range" by Timothy Egan unfairly portrayed Cliven Bundy and citizens who went to support him when armed government agents from the BLM plus helicopters and snipers stormed the property. The Bundys had grazing rights since the 1870s granted them by Nevada. The government reclassified it as federal property to protect the Desert Tortoise in 1993. Bundy paid the fees to the state, and would have paid them to the government, but they required him to sign unreasonable federal terms before he could even pay the grazing fees. These terms drove many ranchers out of business over the past 20 years. Bundy is the last one left. When the BLM agents came to seize the cattle, citizens feared for the safety of the family. A group of unarmed protesters came to support the family. BLM agents tasered Bundy's son, one knocked a 57 year old aunt to the ground. They had police dogs on leashes and snipers trained on protesters. When video of this went viral on the internet, that's when armed militia came to protect the protesters. Egan describes these people as "thugs" and the BLM agents as "public employees who were trying to do their job." As to the "poor Desert Tortoise" BLM agents are euthanizing them, saying there's too many. The agents were rounding up and killing some of the cattle and left orphaned calves to die. An independent film maker, Dennis Michael Lynch, from New York went to see the situation. He feared for the lives of these people, so he approached the federal agents begging them not to shoot. He asked why only Fox News was there, where was the rest of the media? Good question . If more media had been there, Americans might learn the whole truth, and have a different opinion than Mr. Egan about this "phony event" .
I think you might add Harry Reid's scheme to cover the land with chinese solar panels; the american public will be forced to pay for the panels and to buy electricity form the chinese. You have to let people know in stronger terms it's not about saving turtles; it's political corruption, pretending to save the environment.
Thanks Triptolemus for the information!
I already sent it in (it is too long so they probably won't publish it) but maybe I can use this info in another letter to a local paper.