Tuesday, May 29, 2007


There's a piece in Tuesday's News-Leader that deserves your thoughts.

Writing in a "From the Right" column, James Regions decries the lack of civility in public discourse. Regions writes:
Why do people need to domineer and debase others with words that rip and tear more cruelly than any tiger's teeth and wound, deeply? Specifically, why are newspapers, radio, TV talk shows and Internet sites filled with vitriol and angry exchanges?

I fear that the fear of violent voices deters many from voicing their considered opinions. Certainly, few want the public political rostrum if it guarantees that they will become the target of ridicule from media on one hand and of angry e-mails, letters and personal confrontations on the other.

My hat is off to those who are willing to weather the withering blast of the verbose, bellicose critic's hate-filled rhetoric in order to take a political stance.
And our hat is off to Regions for saying what needed to be said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

VDj and the other hosts on KHTE serve as a perfect example of what Regions is saying. It's the same thing from each of them throughout the day every day: Hate the traditional media, hate liberals and all Democrats, hate Republicans In Name Only, hate Mexicans, hate the City of Springfield (VDj). The hosts follow standard instructions as if from a cook book...stir, bring to a boil, dish it out, repeat. They pass themselves off as journalists yet follow none of the ethics associated with the profession. When was the last time you heard Brian Williams slam Laura Ingram? When was the last time you heard Katie Couric tell you to by gold or hawk a mattress?
And it's the traditional journalists who are bias? Give me a break. I don't like this crap from liberals either so I choose not to visit Democratic Underground or listen to Air America.